Orientate O"ri*en*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orientated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Orientating}.] [From {Orient}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To place or turn toward the east; to cause to assume an easterly direction, or to veer eastward. [1913 Webster]

2. To arrange in order; to dispose or place (a body) so as to show its relation to other bodies, or the relation of its parts among themselves. [1913 Webster]

A crystal is orientated when placed in its proper position so as to exhibit its symmetry. --E. S. Dana. [1913 Webster]

3. Same as {orient}[2]. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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