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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.
References in classic literature ?
He bounded through the light, and into the light, dazzled by the brightness of it, and crouched down, with long, lashing tail, to orient himself to the situation.
HEARING a sound of strife, a Christian in the Orient asked his Dragoman the cause of it.
Endeavoring to orient himself, as a surveyor or navigator might say, the man moved his eyes slowly along its visible length and at a distance of a quarter-mile to the south of his station saw, dim and gray in the haze, a group of horsemen riding to the north.
My happiness itself do I throw out into all places far and wide 'twixt orient, noontide, and occident, to see if many human fish will not learn to hug and tug at my happiness;--