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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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All 12 orienting paths, the first 12 non-orienting paths, and 10 control paths were analyzed.
Feeding and orienting systems capture bottles, caps, and parts directly from the molder and feed them to conveyors for packing, printing, decorating, or assembly.
Cast foams use a flat, coat-hanger die, followed by rollers for orienting. If more orientation is needed, the film can be stretched in a secondary hot-water bath or hot-air oven.