Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of orient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • As long-term orienting missions, they create many problems.

    From a War on Terror to a World at Peace

  • Using the war on terror as America's long-term orienting mission, though, generates many problems.

    From a War on Terror to a World at Peace

  • 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 Transcendental: Deleuze, P. B. Shelley, and the Freedom of Immobility

  • The rapid movement and edits of electronic images activate a powerful but often misused brain mechanism known as the orienting response OR.

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • The rapid movement and edits of electronic images activate a powerful but often misused brain mechanism known as the orienting response OR.

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2007

  • The rapid movement and edits of electronic images activate a powerful but often misused brain mechanism known as the orienting response OR.

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • The rapid movement and edits of electronic images activate a powerful but often misused brain mechanism known as the orienting response OR.

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.