ori·​en·​tat·​ed | \ ˈȯr-ē-ən-ˌtā-təd How to pronounce orientated (audio) , -ˌen- \

Definition of orientated

chiefly British
: oriented socially orientated activities/people … I let the young ladies in my school see that male orientated jobs are now available to women.— Tamia Dow … art which does not conform in any way to the standards of self-conscious, audience-orientated high art.British Book News It was a strangely cultural place for a college that was so orientated towards masculinity and athletics.— Michel Ciment … the conference's focus was orientated toward the production side of organic farming, which is most beneficial to individual farmers.— Nathan J. Tohtsoni

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Recent Examples on the Web Fresh off a defensive-orientated practice on Tuesday, the Lakers held Portland to just 16 points in the first quarter while opening up a double-digit lead. Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 Its Sensus in-car infotainment system keeps the interface clean and puts a unique vertically orientated touchscreen to work in the center console. John Scott Lewinski, Ars Technica, 25 Feb. 2018 These women are not just breaking boundaries but are also thriving in traditionally male-orientated jobs. Matthew Vickery, USA TODAY, 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of orientated

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Orientated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orientated. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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