Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun orientation

6 senses of orientation

Sense 1
orientation -- (the act of orienting)
       => placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement -- (the act of putting something in a certain place)

Sense 2
orientation -- (an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs)
       => attitude, mental attitude -- (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun")

Sense 3
orientation -- (position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions)
       => direction -- (the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind")

Sense 4
predilection, preference, orientation -- (a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation")
       => predisposition -- (an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way)

Sense 5
orientation -- (a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships)
       => self-awareness -- (awareness of your own individuality)

Sense 6
orientation course, orientation -- (a course introducing a new situation or environment)
       => course, course of study, course of instruction, class -- (education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes")

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