Definition of reorientation in English:

reorientation

Pronunciation /riːɔːrɪənˈteɪʃ(ə)n//riːɒrɪənˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action of changing the focus or direction of something.

    ‘the only solution is the reorientation of our defence policy’
    count noun ‘earth observations required a reorientation of Skylab from its sun-observing position’
    • ‘This required an important reorientation of British policy.’
    • ‘In most trade unions such a reorientation will require hard fights.’
    • ‘The losing parties are now going through a period of reorientation.’
    • ‘For boys and young men, the period of separation in the initiation camp marks a major social reorientation away from the world of women and toward that of men.’
    • ‘The reality is that the shift to online is requiring news editors to undertake a significant reorientation in their role.’
    • ‘With the country's reorientation, a shift in language prominence has become a national priority.’
    • ‘New Swiss Film was a conscious attempt at correction of Americanization and reorientation towards national culture.’
    • ‘Such changes - the removal of altar rails, reorientation of the altar so that the priest faced the people, and removal of the pulpit - were not mandated by the council.’
    • ‘The reorientation of Poland's economy from a socialist command model to a capitalistic market-driven one has had a disproportionate impact on women.’
    • ‘This shift in attitudes toward child-rearing represented a significant cultural reorientation.’
    1. 1.1 Familiarization with something again.
      ‘patients require frequent reorientation and constant reassurance’
      • ‘Back in England, the author had entered upon a similar period of doubt and reorientation.’
      • ‘The end of World War II brought about a time of reorientation for most soldiers.’
      • ‘Frequent reorientation by nursing staff and family members is important.’
      • ‘Worship is "a time for reorientation of the human heart - to remember what God has done."’
      • ‘Family and friends can help with reassurances and reorientation.’
      • ‘Patients with severe dementia are not reassured by reorientation because the words do not always have meaning for them.’
      • ‘The patient may be disoriented and appear confused, but reorientation often is possible.’
      • ‘Every time returning home demands a reorientation of body and emotions.’

Pronunciation

reorientation

/riːɔːrɪənˈteɪʃ(ə)n//riːɒrɪənˈteɪʃ(ə)n/