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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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Blown film, on the other hand, has an upper limit on starting thickness of about 10 to 15 mils, so after MD orienting, it can be very thin indeed--down to 0.
It flies through printing and converting machinery faster than paper because orienting makes it so flat and stiff.
Resin suppliers are becoming more interested in MDO, which achieves properties that biaxial orienting can't match.