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

Examples of orientated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a spot where a swimming pool could be built in the back of the lot, but the house is orientated toward the street for panoramic views as the eye can see. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 6 Feb. 2024 They are known for their easygoing nature and generosity, and many tend to be sonically orientated and therefore musically inclined. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 Encapsulation sports bras with bra straps that are vertically orientated and wide are preferable for women with large breasts to wear during exercise to minimize bra strap pressure and discomfort.2 Other variations in styles include: Over-the-head versus hook-and-eye closure. Esmé Epstein, Health, 16 June 2023 The size of the base center screen has increased from 8.0 to 10.1 inches, and a large, vertically orientated 12.4-inch screen is available. Carlos Lago, Car and Driver, 11 May 2023 This type of finance involves minimizing the environmental impact of activities and supporting environmentally orientated businesses, while seeking greater financial prosperity. Dmitry Dolgorukov, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orientated was in 1964

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“Orientated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orientated. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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