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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

(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

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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He said failure to recognize discrimination based on sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination "would make the statute anachronistic, just as interpreting the Sherman Act by reference to its 19th century framers' understanding of completion and monopoly would make the Sherman Act anachronistic.
Sykes said the majority opinion jettisons the idea that discrimination based on sexual orientation is a distinct form of discrimination.
The purpose of this study was to focus on college hockey players' goal orientation and the athletes' enjoyment in college hockey at the Division II level.
The athletes first took the Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire (TEOSQ).
There has been extensive literature contribution on market orientation in last three decades.
Kohli and Jaworski (1990) had traced back this perspective of market orientation. They operationalized the market orientation definition in three components; Intelligence generation, dissemination and responsiveness.
That said, much of the undesirable orientation occurs after the extrudate exits the die and is stretched between the die exit and the hauloff.
People having this type of religious orientation pray to God for their needs in society and they try their best to lead their whole life according their religion.
Acevedo and Yancey (2011) argued that although western organizations are revamping their orientation programs, western culture still seems to foster a mediocre orientation process.
Task orientation and ego orientation scores significantly explained 15% of the total variance in general self-efficacy [F (2.54)=5.770; p<0.05].
A number of scholars argue that marketing orientation have a negative impact on product innovation and organizational performance, as its consequence is the development of uncompetitive "me-too" products instead of actual innovations (Bennett, Cooper 1981).
Narver and Slater (1990) believe that market orientation promotes a cultural environment where customer satisfaction, service quality and maintaining the distinct needs of clients are top priorities.