Adjective "oriented" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


The countries of the East, especially East Asia.
    The special lustre of a pearl of the finest quality (with reference to fine pearls from the East).
    1. 'Then from the inner room came the servants again, carrying two crowns like great hieratic tiaras, barbaric diadems, composed of pearls of the finest orient.'


    Situated in or belonging to the east; oriental.
    1. 'The main and the biggest city, the capital of Japan - Tokyo - can be the starting point to this orient country.'
    2. 'the orient moon'
    3. 'The orient sun through morning mist.'
    (especially of precious stones) lustrous.


      Align or position (something) relative to the points of a compass or other specified positions.
      1. 'East and West, North and South, this relationship orients the building.'
      2. 'In it five symbols a star, cross, circle, wavy line and square were oriented randomly in columns of 25.'
      3. 'To counteract this, living reptiles bask in the sun and orient their bodies for maximum heat absorption.'
      4. 'For older children, show them how to orient the map and locate your position.'
      5. 'A third infrared camera, also mounted on the headset, spatially orients the video in relation to a set of optical tracking markers placed around the patient's body.'
      6. 'That is, he never orients his imagery to a horizon line.'
      7. 'The two head frames are not identically positioned; they had to be oriented in relation to moving the ore to the crusher.'
      8. 'They aligned the house along an east-west axis, orienting windows toward the south for solar gain.'
      9. 'The young shooters also practiced another important rule: A safe, low-ready position orients the muzzle at about a 45-degree angle.'
      10. 'As the user moves, the map moves and turns, always placing the GPS position in the middle of the screen and orienting the map to user trajectory.'
      11. 'there were no street names to enable her to orient herself'
      12. 'These days, most cognitive and visual scientists agree that men and women have slightly different ways of orienting themselves spatially.'
      13. 'It will introduce the sections of the exhibition, including a color-coded map to help visitors orient themselves in the visually crowded environment.'
      14. 'He groaned, and felt the bulkhead, slowly coming to his knees, and standing, trying to orient himself to his position on ‘B’ deck.'
      15. 'Hoa Hao followers say that like Muslims but unlike other Buddhists, they orient themselves in prayer in relation to a fixed point.'
      16. 'Through the metallic coldness of a long distance phone connection, Mariza's voice crackles with warmth as we do Time Zone Math to orient ourselves in relation to each other on the planet.'
      17. 'It's disconcerting, coming from a city where you orient yourself by the river.'
      18. 'Perhaps that acute awareness of their natural surroundings explains why they are able to orient themselves with such great facility on modern graphic maps introduced by the researcher, the government agent, or the community mapper.'
      19. 'Scientists surmise this allows the bacteria to orient themselves relative to Earth's magnetic field to guide their movement to desirable locations.'
      20. 'You can orient yourself by facing the mountains, your back to Kingston Harbour.'
      21. 'Your guidepost will work best if it's lined up directly with your destination, but it can be off to the side as long as you orient yourself accordingly.'
      22. 'Teachers also help orient children to the future by asking them to consider the questions of what will be, or what they could become (future self).'
      23. 'When we arrived in Baton Rouge, I thought they'd have someone welcoming us or orienting us.'
      24. 'Foster often thought of you and your colleagues as a compass for journalists, pointing us in the right directions, orienting us and reminding us of how to get home.'
      25. 'The wording of this statement is critical, because it orients the reader of 1 John to the way in which its author thinks, here and throughout.'
      26. '‘We want to orient them at a young age to the fun relationship to fitness as well as assist parents to interact with their kids,’ Barr says.'
      27. 'A perioperative nurse orients the patient to the unit.'
      28. 'In the early part of his career he was firmly oriented towards biomedical science.'
      29. 'She leads me through areas piled high with furniture, guides me past coolers where meat, milk, and juice are on offer, then orients me past candy-bar stands.'
      30. 'He also orients new employees on company values over pizza lunches and flew to Iraq to spend Christmas with his in-country expatriates.'
      31. 'Humans are terrestrial born and bred, and the systems that orient us to up and down are designed to work when we are attached firmly to the ground, or return us to the ground in an upright position.'
      Tailor or adapt (something) to specified circumstances.
      1. 'market-oriented economic reforms'
      2. 'Practices of devoted listening to the Word teach us to recognize God's voice, to stay within earshot and to let the living mercy that is Jesus Christ orient our lives more fully to God.'
      3. 'Chen opened a number of politically oriented enterprises, including highly profitable correspondence schools.'
      4. 'This is probably due once again to the service-oriented business models of the respondents to our survey.'
      5. 'For a business that claims to be so very customer-oriented, they really are not.'
      6. 'For example, we are tailoring advanced individual training to make it assignment-oriented.'
      7. 'Or maybe too much of the futures field is oriented around business to the extent it's lost sight of things that are truly radical.'
      8. 'The largely business-oriented crowd at the Downtown Hotel was quite vocally in favour of such a development, by whatever means.'
      9. 'The guy who used to run my team and lost a bundle of money, has moved over (ie spun off) a more sales-oriented business unit.'
      10. 'We had three girls and I learned a lot from Marc because he's very detail-oriented, a genius in business, international.'
      11. 'Perhaps it would have been a decision that was less business-oriented but a more popular decision.'


      1. the Orient, the countries of Asia, especially East Asia. (formerly) the countries to the E of the Mediterranean.

      2. Jewelry. an orient pearl. the iridescence of a pearl.

      3. the east; the eastern region of the heavens or the world. verb (used with object)

      4. to adjust with relation to, or bring into due relation to surroundings, circumstances, facts, etc.

      5. to familiarize (a person) with new surroundings or circumstances, or the like: lectures designed to orient the new studen

      More examples(as adjective)

      "banks can be oriented towards policies."

      "solar panels can be oriented to suns."

      "runnings can be oriented to suns."

      "people can be oriented towards gettings."

      "organizations can be oriented to users."

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      (orient)Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin orient- ‘rising or east’, from oriri ‘to rise’.