Definition of orientation
2 a : a usually general or lasting direction of thought, inclination, or interest b : a person's self-identification as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual <sexual orientation>
3 : change of position by organs, organelles, or organisms in response to external stimulus
orientationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of orientation in a sentence
patients identifying themselves as homosexual or bisexual in orientation
He makes no secret of his orientation.
The organization has a decidedly conservative orientation.
Her later works were more introspective in orientation.
These materials are used for the orientation of new employees.
New students need to go through a short orientation before they begin classes.
First Known Use of orientation
ORIENTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of orientation for English Language Learners
: a person's feelings, interests, and beliefs
: a main interest, quality, or goal
: the process of giving people training and information about a new job, situation, etc.
Medical Definition of orientation
2: a usually general or lasting direction of thought, inclination, or interest—see sexual orientation
3: change of position by organs, organelles, or organisms in response to external stimulus
4: awareness of the existing situation with reference to time, place, and identity of persons <psychological orientation>
orientational\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
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