reorientation

Reorientation is the act of figuring out again where you are in relationship to your environment, or changing direction. If you're lost in the woods, a compass and map are good for reorientation.

Reorientation is often related to location: figuring out where you are and pointing yourself in the right direction. A football player who gets spun around on the field may need a quick reorientation so he doesn't run the wrong way. But reorientation is also about rethinking, and maybe changing, the way you approach something, like an idea or a project.

Definitions of reorientation
  1. noun
    a fresh orientation; a changed set of attitudes and beliefs
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    type of:
    orientation
    an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
  2. noun
    the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented
    synonyms: change of direction
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    turn
    the act of turning away or in the opposite direction
    reversal, reverse, reversion, turnabout, turnaround
    turning in the opposite direction
    change of course
    a change in the direction that you are moving
    about turn, about-face
    act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
    u-turn
    complete reversal of direction of travel
    turn, turning
    the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    tack, tacking
    (nautical) the act of changing tack
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    change
    the action of changing something
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