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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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Unlike his earlier venture, Trico orients heavier gauges.
In addition, Trico is developing monolayer structures that orient at higher temperatures and with less shrinkage than coex films.