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English definition of “orientation”

orientation

noun  /ˌɔr·i·ənˈteɪ·ʃən, ˌoʊr-/ us  

orientation noun (INTERESTS)

[U] the particular interests, activities, or aims of a person or an organization: He has never tried to hide his political orientation.

orientation noun (DIRECTION)

[U] the position of something in relation to its surroundings: The church has an east-west orientation (= has one main side facing east and the opposite side facing west).
(Definition of orientation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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