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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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Stuntz and Weiss (2003) tested Urdan and Maehr's (1995) idea by examining interactions between perceived beliefs of significant others and social orientations as predictors of participants' beliefs about USP.
Supreme Court already has said sexual orientation cannot be categorically excluded from Title VII protections.
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What individual schools of thought agree on is that market orientation contains the acquisition and distribution of market information.

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