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:
    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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    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
    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
    type of:
    the action of changing something
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