Oriental

Definitions

  • Oriental Butter-Making
    Oriental Butter-Making
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj oriental denoting or characteristic of countries of Asia "oriental civilization"
    • n Oriental a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A Singapore singing group by the name of "The Oriental Singers," sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes
    • Oriental A native or inhabitant of the Orient or some Eastern part of the world; an Asiatic.
    • Oriental (Eccl) Eastern Christians of the Greek rite.
    • a Oriental Of or pertaining to the orient or east; eastern; concerned with the East or Orientalism; -- opposed to occidental; as, Oriental countries. "The sun's ascendant and oriental radiations."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The TV signals seen by New Jersey residents come almost exclusively from New York and Philadelphia, cities oriented to other states. New Jersey has less in the way of state media than any other state of its population.
    • oriental Of the orient or east; situated in or proceeding from the east; eastern: as, oriental seas or countries. Also orient.
    • oriental Of superior quality; precious; valuable; possessing orient qualities: applied to gems as a mark of excellence: opposed to occidental, which applies to the less valuable kinds. The word oriental is also frequently applied as an epithet to the names of certain stones to which the stone so described has no relation except that of color or some other resemblance: thus, oriental emerald is not emerald, but sapphire of a greenish-yellow color; oriental topaz is not topaz, but sapphire of a yellow color, or yellow mixed with red; and so on. Oriental is also applied to several superior or prized varieties of the domestic pigeon.
    • oriental [cap. or lowercase] Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the East, or Eastern, especially Asiatic, countries; hence, exuberant; profuse; sumptuous; gorgeous; magnificent.
    • oriental In astrology, rising between the fourth house and the mid-heaven: applied to the planets.
    • n oriental A native or an inhabitant of some eastern part of the world; an Asiatic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first far eastern country to permit kissing in films was China. The first oriental screen kiss was bestowed on Miss Mamie Lee in the movie "Two Women in the House" (China, 1926).
    • adj Oriental eastern: pertaining to, in, or from the east
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Quotations

  • John Greenleaf Whittier
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    “Of all that Orient lands can vaunt, of marvels with our own competing, the strangest is the Haschish plant, and what will follow on its eating.”
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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    “Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.”
  • J. B. Priestley
    J. B. Priestley
    “Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.”
  • Torley
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    “The world would be a much more logical, decision-oriented place if we renamed those breakfast waffles "Ergos".”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. orientalis,: cf. F. oriental,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. oriens, -entis, pr.p. of orīri, to rise.

Usage

In literature:

That conservative, gossiping throng of Orientals had a good, firm opinion of us, and it wasn't complimentary.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
He is the Returner through the Orient.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Where, then, were the Orientals?
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
The oriental king whom Sully mentions, who had never seen ice, refused to credit the existence of solid water.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
THE ORIENTAL SCIENTIFIC MOVEMENT AND AMERICAN DISCOVERIES.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
No Oriental trip would be complete without a visit to Egypt, and especially a ride on the Nile.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
The toll for a steamer of average size, like a Peninsular and Orient liner, is about $10,000.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
Oriental curiosity blazed up and over Ling Foo's distaste.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Examiner for the Oriental Languages Tripos and the Theological Tripos at Cambridge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
It may lead you to Cuba or to the Orient.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
But those Orientals are slim folk.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
It is made of Oriental cipollino.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
CIVILIZATION OF THE ORIENT .
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
I saw him now the Oriental despot.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Tracey seemed to be well known to the Oriental managers of the restaurant.
"The Mark of the Knife" by Clayton H. Ernst
The taxi was leaving the airport now, but there was nothing in sight at the moment to show that this was the Orient.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
The position of woman in Palestine, though much inferior to that of man, was far superior to that which she occupied in other Oriental nations.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
With regard to her crew, she started from L'Orient with three hundred eighty men.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
They continue to be urban oriented, and one-fourth of them lived in Bucharest in 1956.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Love is surrounded with a halo in contrast with the severe Oriental treatment of women by the Church Fathers.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
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In poetry:

At Time's command retires the beauteous Spring,
Her dimpling cheek with orient blushes spread:
High o'er the dawn no more the wild larks sing,
Nor song of cuckow cheers the evening shade.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
While he, "Nay, let me o'er thy white arms bind
These orient pearls, less smooth; Egla, for thee,
(My thrilling substance pained by storm and wind,)
I sought them in the caverns of the sea.
"Zophiel’s Offerings To Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks
'TIS NOT thy flowing hair of orient gold,
Nor those bright eyes, like sapphire gems that glow;
Nor cheek of blushing rose, nor breast of snow,
The varying passions of the heart could hold:
"Sonnet. Inscribed to Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire" by Mary Darby Robinson
O'er heaven's thousand burning lamps
Towers thy glorious palace high;
Thro' the evening's twilight damps,
O'er the morning's splendent sky,
From the orient to the west,
Thou art present, Mightiest!
"Winter: Sunday Evening" by John Bowring
Ah, well I knew love could not be,
So sought my fortune o'er the sea,
Deeming that you were lost to me.
Of sailing ships a mate was I,
From oriental ports to ply . . .
Ten years went past of foreign sky.
"Post Office Romance" by Robert W Service
Day hath broken, joyous and fair; Fragrant and fresh is the morning air,--
Beauteous and bright those orient hues,
Balmy and sweet these early dews;
Oh, there is health, and wealth, and bliss
In dawning Nature's motherly kiss!
"Activity" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

The organization is a community and advocacy group for people who have gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender orientations.
An Oriental Noodle Made More Cheaply .
Shipping rates have fallen because of overcapacity in the industry, holding down the value of the family's flagship, Oriental Overseas (Intl.).
On dozens of campuses, college administrators are gathering the parents of incoming freshmen in their own orientation programs.
Much of it is politically oriented misinformation that describes various fearsome and costly outcomes.
Anybody with a TV or who has visited even slightly male-oriented websites in the past three weeks knows that action meat salad flick The Expendables 2 is opening in theaters this Friday.
Of the current crop of DAWs , Magix Samplitude and PreSonus Studio One Pro have the strongest emphasis on mastering—but pretty much all DAWs include various mastering-oriented tools and options.
She's right about one thing: It's more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know.
If you can't manage this in time, get to an Oriental rug.
"It's very family oriented and we enjoy watching all the children.".
"The Gene Valicenti Show" is fast paced, informative and entertaining caller-oriented talk from one of Southern new England's most recognizeable personalities.
Bravo Farms is working on a new restaurant and family-oriented attraction in Kettleman City near I5 and Highway 41.
Here's the good news: A results-oriented solution can be had very inexpensively (or not, the choice is yours).
Information-oriented organizations says rules are too prescriptive.
Orientals were first upon the river.
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In science:

An oriented edge is an edge together with one of its orientations.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
Two oriented edges obtained from the same edge by picking opposite orientations are inverse to each other.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
The oriented edge inverse to an oriented edge e is denoted by e−1 .
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Combinatorial complexes representing orientable surfaces may be oriented in a combinatorial manner.
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Call an edge with a chosen orientation a chosen oriented edge.
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An orientation of a combinatorial circle is a function on the set of its edges that chooses coherent orientations of the edges.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
An oriented combinatorial circle is a combinatorial circle together with one of its two possible orientations.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
Note that in an oriented combinatorial circle Γ there is a unique simple cycle whose oriented edges are the chosen ones.
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An orientation of f is an orientation of the combinatorial circle F .
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The function θ is said to choose coherent orientations if for every oriented edge of Φ the number defined above is either 1 or 0.
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An orientation of a combinatorial surface is a choice of coherent orientations of all of its faces. A combinatorial surface that admits orientation is called orientable.
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The fact of the matter is that a combinatorial surface is orientable if and only if it represents an orientable surface, but this fact is not used in the paper.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
There exist exactly two orientations of any connected orientable combinatorial surface.
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Let u1 , u2 be those oriented arcs from ˆE whose terminal vertices are in v (there are exactly 2 such oriented arcs).
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
Let u be the oriented arcs from ˆE whose terminal vertex is in v (there is exactly 1 such oriented arc).
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups
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