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orientation

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noun ori·en·ta·tion \ˌōr-ē-ən-ˈtā-shən, ˌȯr-, -ˌen-\

Medical Definition of orientation

  1. 1a:  the act or process of orienting or of being orientedb:  the state of being oriented

  2. 2:  a usually general or lasting direction of thought, inclination, or interest—see sexual orientation

  3. 3:  change of position by organs, organelles, or organisms in response to external stimulus

  4. 4:  awareness of the existing situation with reference to time, place, and identity of persons <psychological orientation>

orientational \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
orientationally \-ē\play adverb




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