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"orientation" in British English

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(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 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)

"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 Act requires that people should be employed without regard to their political or sexual orientation.
HR training or preparation for a new job or activity: The job starts tomorrow with a full week of orientation. You will be given an orientation before your project starts.
(Definition of orientation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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