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  • adj. Not oriented: lacking orientation.

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  • adj. not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained


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  • Equivalently this is the space of all (unoriented) lines through the origin.


  • I recall just enough group theory from university that I sometimes think of PCs as being like a coset of 2 elements – the +1 version and the -1 version, which thus are an unoriented element.

    The Euro Team and the SWM Network « Climate Audit

  • Here am I marching up and down this terrace alone, unoriented.

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  • Conversely, some social situations, such as those occurring during a ceremonial investiture, are scenes in which few, if any, of these situationally unoriented activities are allowed.

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  • All the leaders, all the officers, are confused and unoriented.

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  • Open/unoriented amplitudes of this kind go back to Ooguri-Vafa 2000 (and Walcher 2007).

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  • "But we found that current does not flow nearly as easily perpendicular to the planes, or in unoriented material," Katz said. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The problem with PCs is not that they are signed, but that you don’t know the direction of the sign – it’s that they are essentially unoriented.

    Perverse PCs « Climate Audit

  • Steve’s comment: PCs are unoriented and I believe, in group-theoretic terms, would be a coset of the two oppositely-oriented forms in a quotient group.

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