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orientation

noun [U] uk   /ˌɔː.ri.enˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌɔːr.i-/

orientation noun [U] (PREFERENCES)

C2 the particular things that a person prefers, believes, thinks, or usually does: We employ people without regard to their political or sexual orientation.

orientation noun [U] (AIMS)

the particular interests, 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).
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