Meaning of ORIENTATION in English


o ‧ ri ‧ en ‧ ta ‧ tion AC /ˌɔːriənˈteɪʃ ə n, ˌɒri- $ ˌɔː-/ BrE AmE noun formal

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ orient ; noun : ↑ orientation ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] the type of activity or subject that a person or organization seems most interested in and gives most attention to

orientation towards/to

The company needs to develop a stronger orientation towards marketing its products.

How can we get students to adopt a serious orientation to learning?

orientation of

He was unhappy with the commercial orientation of the organization.

2 . [uncountable and countable] the political opinions or religious beliefs that someone has

political/religious orientation

The meeting is open to everyone, whatever their political or religious orientation.

The party has a broadly socialist orientation.

3 . sexual orientation the fact that someone is ↑ heterosexual or ↑ homosexual :

Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is still far too widespread.

4 . [uncountable] a period of time during which people are trained and prepared for a new job or course of study:

This is orientation week for all the new students.

5 . [countable] the angle or position of an object, or the direction in which it is facing

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.