"orientation" in the noun sense
the act of orienting
an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
4. predilection, preference, orientation
a predisposition in favor of something
"a predilection for expensive cars"
"his sexual preferences"
"showed a Marxist orientation"
a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships
6. orientation course, orientation
a course introducing a new situation or environment
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