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adjective ori·ent·ed \ˈȯr-ē-ˌen-təd\

Simple Definition of oriented

  • : interested in a particular thing, activity, etc.

  • : designed to appeal to a certain kind of people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oriented

  1. :  intellectually, emotionally, or functionally directed <humanistically oriented scholars> <market-oriented production>

Examples of oriented in a sentence

  1. The audience was academically oriented.



1937

First Known Use of oriented

1937


Medical Dictionary

oriented

adjective ori·ent·ed

Medical Definition of oriented

  1. :  having psychological orientation <the patient was alert and oriented>





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