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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • But how does a newly-qualified 20-something teacher with no experience of networking, conferences, SIGs etc go about orientating themselves?

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  • 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.

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  • His cell has no exterior windows, and because it is continuously lit, he is prevented from orientating himself as to time of day.

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  • The planning phase requires orientating the pyramid, selecting construction materials, and building a labor force.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

    Ernst Mach


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