Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing orientation; in chem., designating the influence of an atom or group of atoms in a compound upon the position of other atoms or groups that are subsequently introduced by substitution.
- v. present participle of orient.
- adj. positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually
“Using the war on terror as America's long-term orienting mission, though, generates many problems.”
“As long-term orienting missions, they create many problems.”
“In "Mont Blanc," Shelley remained interested in orienting his readers toward systemic perceptions, but he seems no longer to have believed that representations of motion and activity were the keys to enabling such understandings.”
“The rapid movement and edits of electronic images activate a powerful but often misused brain mechanism known as the orienting response OR.”
“We asked the same thing as well and there's something known as the orienting reflex and this is the sort of possibility of why it leads to ADD.”
“Surprise stimuli trigger what is known as the orienting response in which the heart rate increases, the nervous system is more aroused and we pay intense attention to a new item in our environment.”
“A response was defined as orienting up and toward the speaker located behind the transport cage during the stimulus exposure or within two seconds of its termination.”
“Elsewhere in his book, making a similar correlation between "orienting" and the success or failure of a soldier's unit, McCoy writes:”
“She laughed, a single sharp note, forcing her burning eyes open, struggling to bring the green glare into some kind of orienting focus.”
“On my first working day in Bosnia in January 1997, orienting myself in the National Democratic Institute's office in Tuzla, I noticed that there is an area of that city called "Irac" - "Irishman".”
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