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"orientation" in British English

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orientationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌɔː.ri.enˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɔːr.i-/

orientation noun [U] (PREFERENCES)

C2 the ​particular things that a ​personprefers, ​believes, ​thinks, or usually does: We ​employpeople without ​regard to ​their political or sexual orientation.

orientation noun [U] (AIMS)

the ​particularinterests, ​activities, or ​aims of an ​organization or ​business: the company's new ​eco-friendly orientation

orientation noun [U] (TRAINING)

C2 training or ​preparation for a new ​job or ​activity: The ​department has ​arranged an orientation ​session.

orientation noun [U] (ARRANGEMENT)

C1 formal arrangement or ​direction: The ​building has an east-west orientation (= it is ​built on a ​line between ​east and ​west).
(Definition of orientation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"orientation" in American English

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orientationnoun

 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

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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)
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