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1 (the Orient) literary the countries of Asia, especially eastern Asia. 2the special luster of a pearl of the finest quality. a pearl of the finest quality.
situated in or belonging to the east; oriental. (of the sun, daylight, etc.) rising. (especially of precious stones) lustrous (with reference to fine pearls from the East).
1 [with object] align or position (something) relative to the points of a compass or other specified positions:the fires are oriented in direct line with the midsummer sunset adjust or tailor (something) to specified circumstances or needs:magazines oriented to the business community [as adjective, in combination]: (-oriented)market-oriented economic reforms guide (someone) physically in a specified direction. 2
) find one’s position in relation to new and strange surroundings:there are no street names that would enable her to orient herself