orientation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “orientation” in the English Dictionary

"orientation" in British English

See all translations

orientationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌɔː.ri.enˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɔːr.i.enˈteɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of orientation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"orientation" in American English

See all translations


 us   /ˌɔr·i·ənˈteɪ·ʃən, ˌoʊr-/
  • orientation noun (INTERESTS)

[U] the ​particularinterests, ​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 ​itssurroundings: The ​church has an east-west orientation (= has one ​mainsidefacingeast and the ​oppositesidefacingwest).
(Definition of orientation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"orientation" in Business English

See all translations

orientationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɔːrienˈteɪʃən/
the ​type of ​interests, ​activities, or ​aims that an ​organization, ​business, or ​project has, or the ​act of giving ​attention to a particular thing: The ​development of a consistent ​culture of customer orientation throughout the ​organization is crucial for ​survival. The ​company has ​adopted a new ​eco-friendly orientation.orientation to/towards sth He ​stressed the company's orientation towards the ​needs of the ​market.
HR the particular beliefs, ​opinions, or ways of ​behaving that a ​person has: The ​Actrequires that ​people should be ​employed without ​regard to their political or sexual orientation.
HR training or preparation for a new ​job or ​activity: The ​jobstarts tomorrow with a ​full week of orientation. You will be given an orientation before your ​projectstarts.
(Definition of orientation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of orientation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“orientation” in American English

“orientation” in Business English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day


an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More