ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ towards/to n
(The form orientated is also used.)
If someone is oriented towards or oriented to a particular thing or person, they are mainly concerned with that thing or person.

It seems almost inevitable that North African economies will still be primarily oriented towards Europe...

Most students here are oriented to computers.

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  • -oriented — oriented, combining form. geared to; directed toward: »an action oriented person, land oriented recreation, a word oriented computer program …   Useful english dictionary

  • oriented — adj having psychological orientation <the patient was alert and oriented> …   Medical dictionary

  • oriented — oriented; un·oriented; …   English syllables

  • -oriented — [[t] ɔːrientɪd[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED (The form orientated is also used.) oriented is added to nouns and adverbs to form adjectives which describe what someone or something is mainly interested in or concerned with. ...a market oriented economy …   English dictionary

  • oriented — orientated orientated oriented orientedadj. 1. Adjusted or aligned to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; as, to get oriented on one s first day at a new job. [WordNet 1.5] 2. headed or intending to head in a certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oriented — (BrE also orientated) adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ strongly …   Collocations dictionary

  • oriented — o|ri|ent|ed [ ɔri,entəd ] adjective mainly concerned with, or directed toward a particular group, activity, or situation: It s a culture which is very family oriented. youth oriented advertising an export oriented economy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oriented — also o.ri.en.ta.ted, BrE adjective politically oriented/family oriented etc giving a lot of time, effort, or attention to politics, family etc: The new generation doesn t seem to be politically oriented at all …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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