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orient

[ôr′ē·ənt]
Etymology: L, oriens, rising sun
1 to make someone aware of new surroundings, including people and their roles; the layout of a facility; and its routines, rules, and services. New patients are oriented to a hospital, as are new staff to a hospital unit.
2 to help a person become aware of a situation or simply of reality, such as when a patient recovers from anesthesia. orientation, n., oriented, adj.
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Begin and finish your Orient Express holiday with two days at your choice of one of the Dorchester Group's luxury hotels: The Hotel Meurice in Paris or The Dorchester in London.
Orient owns 72% of Orico Life, with two Orient affiliates -- Orico Trading Co.
The new American Orient Express takes its time - a week - getting from Washington to Sacramento, and while the elegance is still there, nobody gets dressed up.
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