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Orient

1. the countries east of the Mediterranean
2. the eastern hemisphere

orient

[′ȯr·ē·ənt]
(computer science)
To change relative and symbolic addresses to absolute form.
(engineering)
To place or set a map so that the map symbols are parallel with their corresponding ground features.
To turn a transit so that the direction of the 0° line of its horizontal circle is parallel to the direction it had in the preceding or initial setup, or parallel to a standard reference line.
(optics)
The play of color upon or just below the surface of a gem-quality pearl.
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The Company will produce a line of tissue paper products, including toilet paper, boxed and soft-packed tissues, handkerchief tissues, and paper napkins, as well as bathroom and kitchen paper towels that will be marketed and sold under the Orient Paper brand.
Unlike his earlier venture, Trico orients heavier gauges.
For a quick, luxurious run, fly to Paris or London, then board the Orient Express.
The holding company of major British insurer Prudential PLC will buy all 360,000 outstanding shares of Orico Life from Orient after Orient buys the shares of the three other Orico Life shareholders for sale to Prudential.
That effort failed and from it, years later, has risen the American Orient Express, also a luxury train, but with a new owner and a much different mode of operation.
At this point, neither research team has managed to orient a very high percentage of the molecules, but both Loesch and Friedrich say they expect to improve their percentages.
With production operations based in Baoding in North China's Hebei Province, Orient Paper is located strategically close to the Beijing and Tianjin region, home to a growing base of industrial and manufacturing activities and one of the largest markets for paper products consumption in the country.
Orient Point is a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) that closed October 25, 2005 and is managed by Fortis Investments USA.