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- v. Present participle of orientate.
- adj. That changes an orientation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. aligning; positioning; setting into proper alignment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually
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The winds of autumn left a compass-orientating legacy.
Sleeping arrangements are sorted – they're going to hollow out Sol Campbell for use as a bivouac for the whole squad – and even though they've lost their compass they should have no problem orientating themselves – they're simply going to get Shola Ameobi to take a shot and then, working on the assumption that it will be miles off target, head in the opposite direction.
During a demonstration at the recent SIGGRAPH exhibition in Los Angeles, Sony showed off an image of a woman's head that reacted to the viewer's hand movements, orientating itself accordingly.
From simple coordinates concepts to eight digit accurate grid coordinates and transposing the resultant coordinates into accurate insertions in the one-time pad system to be used, as well as the need for properly and accurately orientating the antennas to communicate by the RS-1 radio according to the signal plans provided by Washington.
But how does a newly-qualified 20-something teacher with no experience of networking, conferences, SIGs etc go about orientating themselves?
The Board Source (Washington, DC) cites several of those core responsibilities: defining a mission and purpose for the nonprofit; hiring/evaluating the CEO/ED; ensuring effective organizational planning, resources, and sustainability; managing those resources; monitoring and strengthening programs; enhancing the nonprofit's image; maintaining ethical/legal standing; and recruiting, orientating, and training new board members.
His cell has no exterior windows, and because it is continuously lit, he is prevented from orientating himself as to time of day.
The planning phase requires orientating the pyramid, selecting construction materials, and building a labor force.
On a serious note, laying all jokes aside, I hope and pray this young Lady stops and keeps orientating herself for who she really is and focus on what tomorrow will truly be.
At issue here is the economical requirement of needing a single orientating perspective: “But anyone who has in mind the gathering up of the sciences into a single whole, has to look for a conception to which he can hold in every department of science.”