ori·en·ta·tion /ˌoriənˈteʃən, ˌɔr, ˌɛn-/
ori·en·ta·tion /ˌorɪənˈteʃən, ˌɔr, ˌɛn-/ 名詞
定向; 方位; 校準
1. The act or process of orientating; determination of the points of the compass, or the east point, in taking bearings.
2. The tendency of a revolving body, when suspended in a certain way, to bring the axis of rotation into parallelism with the earth's axis.
3. An aspect or fronting to the east; especially Arch., the placing of a church so that the chancel, containing the altar toward which the congregation fronts in worship, will be on the east end.
4. (Fig.): A return to first principles; an orderly arrangement.
The task of orientation undertaken in this chapter. --L. F. Ward.
n 1: the act of orienting
2: an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
3: position or alignment relative to points of the compass or
other specific directions
4: a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for
expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a
Marxist orientation" [syn: predilection, preference]
5: a person's awareness of self with regard to position and
time and place and personal relationships
6: a course introducing a new situation or environment [syn: orientation