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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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But when inventor and entrepreneur Ted Coburn, an undisputed master of oriented films, leaves a company or sells a business, he leaves his patents and inventions behind.
At this point, the bubble is oriented in the transverse direction.
length, are dispersed over the preform screen and randomly oriented. Either chopped or continuous fibers are then delivered to the screen in an oriented fashion, and thermoplastic powder binder is applied at the same time.
Originating from Natalia Petrovskaia's doctoral dissertation, this work delivers a fine exploration of the Western medieval construction of the Orient, exploring the nuances in the ways that medieval Anglo-Norman Wales conceived of itself in relation to the global East.