orienteering
noun Etymology: modification of Swedish orientering, from orientera to orient Date: 1948 a cross-country race in which each participant uses a map and compass to navigate between checkpoints along an unfamiliar course

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  • orienteering — in reference to a competitive sport, 1948, from ORIENT (Cf. orient) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orienteering — ► NOUN ▪ a competitive sport in which runners have to find their way across rough country with the aid of a map and compass. DERIVATIVES orienteer noun & verb …   English terms dictionary

  • orienteering — [ôr΄ē en tir′iŋ, ōr΄ē en tir′iŋ] n. [< Swed orientering, lit., orientation] a timed cross country competition in which runners follow a course, using compass and map …   English World dictionary

  • Orienteering — This article is about the sport of orienteering. For the way it is practiced in Scouting and the armed forces, see Orienteering (Scouting) The international orienteering symbol Orienteering is a family of sports that requires navigational skills… …   Wikipedia

  • orienteering — /awr ee en tear ing, ohr /, n. a competitive sport, originating in Sweden, that tests the skills of map reading and cross country running, in which competitors race through an unknown area to find various checkpoints by using only a compass and… …   Universalium

  • Orienteering — Orientierungsläufer beim Stempeln eines Postens Der Orientierungslauf (kurz OL) ist eine Laufsportart, die aus zwei Komponenten besteht: dem Orientieren und dem Laufen. Beim Orientierungslauf werden mit Hilfe von Karte und Kompass bestimmte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • orienteering — [[t]ɔ͟ːrientɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Orienteering is a sport in which people run from one place to another, using a compass and a map to guide them between points that are marked along the route …   English dictionary

  • orienteering — n. type of wilderness race in which contestants must run through an unfamiliar territory and find checkpoints using only a map and compassor·i·en·teer·ing || ‚ɔrɪen tɪrɪŋ /‚ɔːrɪen tɪərɪŋn. cross country racer who runs through… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orienteering — orientavimasis statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sudedamoji orientavimosi sporto dalis – savo buvimo vietos pasaulio šalių ir aplinkos atžvilgiu nustatymas: vietovės atpažinimas pagal žinomus požymius ir orientyrus, savo ir… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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