orienteering

noun ori·en·teer·ing \ ˌȯr-ē-ən-ˈtir-iŋ , -ˌen- \

Definition of orienteering

:a competitive or noncompetitive recreational activity in which participants use a map and compass to navigate between checkpoints along an unfamiliar course (as in the woods)

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Origin and Etymology of orienteering

modification of Swedish orientering, from orientera to orient


ORIENTEERING Defined for English Language Learners

orienteering

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Definition of orienteering for English Language Learners

  • : a sport in which people use a map and a compass to travel along a route they do not know as quickly as possible


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