orienteering

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

Definition of orienteering

  1. :  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)

Origin and Etymology of orienteering

modification of Swedish orientering, from orientera to orient


First Known Use: 1948


ORIENTEERING Defined for English Language Learners

orienteering

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

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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