C O N S I D E R:
Determine Relative Position
Bring into due relation to surroundings, Circumstance, Facts
Orient ideas to new conditions
Rising or appearing
A turning toward [any specified direction]
Locate with reference to.....
Introduce/Guide for adjustment to ....
Bearings/Relationships, Reference, Information, Facts
R E F E R E N C E S
Orientation 1. the act or process of orienting. 2. the state of being oriented. 3. Psychol. , Psychiatry, the ability to locate oneself in one's environment with reference to time, place, and people. 4. the ascertainment of one's true position, as in a novel situation. 5. an introduction, as to guide a person in adjusting to new surroundings, employment, or the like. 6. Chem. a. the relative positions of certain atoms or groups, esp. in aromatic compounds. b. the determination of the position of substituted atoms or groups in a compound . . . . Orientate . . . to orient.
Orient. 1. the Orient, a. the East; the countries to the E and SE of the Mediterranean. b. See Eastern Hemisphere. 2. Jewelry. n. an orient pearl. b. the irridescene of a pearl. 3. Archaic. the east; the eastern region of the heavens or the world. -adj. 4. oriental 5. Archaic. eastern or oriental. 5. Archaic. rising or appearing, esp. as from beneath the horizon: the orient sun. -v.t. 7. to bring into due relation to surroundings, circumstances, facts, etc.,: to orient one's ideas to new conditions. 8. to familiarize [a person] with new surroundings, circumstances, or the like. 9. to place in any definite position with. 10. to determine the position of in relation to the points of the compass; get the bearings of. 11. to place with all important parts facing in certain standard directions: to orient a church. -v.t. 12. to turn torward the east or in any specified direction. [ME < MF < L orient-(s. of oriéns) the east, sunrise, n. use of prp. of orírí to rise; see -ENT]
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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