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orientation

 [o″re-en-ta´shun]
1. awareness of one's environment, with reference to place, time, and people.
2. attraction or tendency.
3. the relative positions of atoms or groups in chemical compounds.
4. a planned series of classes and educational experiences on patient care units to acquaint a newly employed health care provider with routines, protocols, and expectations.
reality orientation see reality orientation.
topographical orientation determination of the location of objects and settings and the route to the location.

or·i·en·ta·tion

(ōr'ē-en-tā'shŭn),
1. The recognition of one's temporal, spatial, and personal relationships and environment.
2. The relative position of an atom with respect to another atom to which it is connected, that is, the direction of the bond connecting them.
[Fr. orienter, to set toward the east, therefore in a definite position]

orientation

/ori·en·ta·tion/ (or″e-en-ta´shun)
1. awareness of one's environment with reference to time, place, and people.
2. the relative positions of atoms or groups in a chemical compound.

orientation

(ôr′ē-ĕn-tā′shən, -ən-)
n.
1. The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
2. Sexual orientation.
3.
a. An adjustment or adaptation to a new environment, situation, custom, or set of ideas.
b. Introductory instruction concerning a new situation: orientation for incoming students.
4. Psychology Awareness of the objective world in relation to one's self.

orientation

[ôr′ē·əntā′shən]
Etymology: L, oriens + itio, process
1 the direction of a fragment of nucleic acid inserted into a vector. The orientation of the fragment may be the same as that of the genetic map of the vector (the n orientation) or opposite (the u orientation).
2 the awareness of one's physical environment with regard to time, place, and the identity of other people; the ability to adapt to such an existing or new environment. Disorientation is usually a symptom of organic brain disease and most psychoses.

orientation

Neurology The state of being oriented; the knowledge of one's self, and present situation–eg,  awareness of one's environment with reference to time, place, and interpersonal relationships Vox populi Proclivity, tendency; mien. See Sexual orientation.

or·i·en·ta·tion

(ōr'ē-ĕn-tā'shŭn)
1. The recognition of one's temporal, spatial, and personal relationships and environment.
2. The relative position of an atom with respect to one to which it is connected.

orientation

  1. The response of an organism in taking up a particular position in relation to a particular stimulus.
  2. see NAVIGATION.

or·i·en·ta·tion

(ōr'ē-ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Recognition of one's temporal, spatial, and personal relationships and environment.
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It identifies and analyses five aspects of merits review: the institutional, the procedural, the orientational, the substantive and the managerial.
Regarding a typology of exclusivist-inclusivist-pluralist, Mark Heim proposes a model of orientational pluralism for recommending a particular witness and religious diversity as the counterproposal to exclusivism or pluralism.
When aqueous suspensions of cellulose nanocrystals are allowed to dry, the chiral nematic orientational order present in the suspension remains in the solid (Revol et al.
This represents a compromise between the orientational and dynamic models: for rapid rolls above a certain threshold, where perception of motion dominates, the "moving part" principle applies, and the airplane moves.
Control of the selectivity of the aquaporin water channel family by global orientational tuning.
Additionally, according to the theory, orientational metaphors will combine with ontological metaphors producing added structure and meaning.
The related physical properties of the system depend critically on the actual minimum energy orientational configuration of the impurity apart from the certain other parameters such as the height of the potential barrier, the amount of off-center displacement etc.
Later chapters examine mesophases with an orientational order, covering areas including dielectric and magnetic properties, Frederiks transitions and displays, cholesteric Blue Phases, and surface anchoring transitions.
12) Signboards operate as orientational material at a strictly local, neighbourhood level and presuppose social interaction to be fully effective.
There are three parameters that each liquid crystal has, which are: Orientational Order, Positional Order, and Bond-Orientational Order.
It is clearly exciting to analyze the handling of orientational patterns at the beginning of narratives, or to compare the ways in which main characters are introduced in older and in more recent texts.
One model that has been used to explain visual neglect is the orientational bias model (Kinsbourne.