Definitions for: Orientate


[v] determine one's position with reference to another point



Webster (1913) Definition: O"ri*en*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Orientated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Orientating.] [From Orient.]
1. To place or turn toward the east; to cause to assume an
easterly direction, or to veer eastward.

2. To arrange in order; to dispose or place (a body) so as to
show its relation to other bodies, or the relation of its
parts among themselves.

A crystal is orientated when placed in its proper
position so as to exhibit its symmetry. --E. S.
Dana.


O"ri*en*tate, v. i.
To move or turn toward the east; to veer from the north or
south toward the east.

Synonyms: orient

Antonyms: disorient, disorientate

See Also: decide, determine, guide, guide on, make up one's mind, reorient, reorientate

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