• WordNet 3.6
    • n disorientation confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction "his disorientation was the result of inattention"
    • n disorientation a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disorientation Loss of the ability to determine direction or to estimate correctly time and space.
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  • Howard Davies
    Howard Davies
    “Most people...find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets.”
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    “Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.”


In literature:

There were several facts about Olivia Guion that disorientated his points of view and set him looking for new ones.
"The Street Called Straight" by Basil King
Drugged with fatigue, the younger man slept, awaking to full day, a fog of bewilderment and disorientation.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
We jumped again, the sickness of disorientation forcing a moan from the girl, and darkness shivered round us.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
After the first few moments of disorientation, rocket crews found that a weightless condition gave them, ambiguously, a buoyant feeling.
"Tight Squeeze" by Dean Charles Ing
There was an elusive sense of disorientation, a feeling of something overlooked.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
This morning, however, the sense of disorientation did not pass with full wakefulness.
"Monkey On His Back" by Charles V. De Vet
The four advancing mutants were not yet adjusted to the space disorientation.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
The heat in the room momentarily took away Katherine's breath, causing her to stand in startled disorientation.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
My autonomic nervous system had been handed over to him, as dizziness and a sense of disorientation settled over me.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
It was the moment of disorientation she needed.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

And yet with this wealth of instantly accessible information, we still experience disorientation.
Freshman disorientation begins at Northwestern.
Disorientation video sets stage for truthiness show at Site Santa Fe.
Disorientation from pesticides a clue to bee disorder.
The pilot did not possess an instrument rating, which, coupled with the low visibility as he entered the clouds, would have made him vulnerable to spatial disorientation .
The pilot's continued visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in spatial disorientation .
But they're missing out on the glorious disorientation that music (or any art form) can provide when expectations are tweaked, creatively confounded, or even deliberately ignored.
BRADENTON BEACH — There has been a second disorientation of a nest at Coquina Beach Club, which could result state and federal fines and will result in an appearance before Bradenton Beach's special master.
Her Black James project trafficks in otherworldliness and disorientation that is, at times, spooky, unhinged and detached.
Art in the Age of Truthiness ," which opens next month at Site Santa Fe in New Mexico, Bay Area artist Jonn Herschend has, instead, created a "disorientation" video to greet visitors entering the space.
Tickets on-sale alert: Twin Sister, Walk the Moon, WFNX Disorientation shows, DJ Shadow, Caspian, Titus Andronicus, Street Dogs + more.
All Blogs On The Download A preview of tonight's FNX playlist ft. Tonight at Landsdowne Pub, WFNX begins its countdown to our October 31st re-launch with the first of this year's Disorientation shows.
But disorientation, "making strange," is central to the artfulness of poetry , and it is this artfulness that Dyrness wants to restore to Protestant Christian practice.
And it affect millions, many right here in the Crossroads area, with memory loss, problems with familiar tasks, disorientation to time and place, changes in personality and more.

In science:

Right: Sensitivity loss as function of the disorientation of the two angles ΩR and ΩZ assuming a disorientation of 10 arcsec for ΩB .
Developing a second generation Laue lens prototype: high reflectivity crystals and accurate assembly
Thus, the QG vision shall inevitably become disorientated and fragmented; and what’s worse, perhaps irreversibly so.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
Some crucial conjecture has been made concerning the origin of the chiral disorientation.
Summary of the Nijmegen Workshop on Multiparticle Production
When these fluctuations are taken into account, it is found that the larger grains—the ones which are observed to be highly aligned in the interstellar medium—are much less susceptible to disorientation during crossover than had previously been believed.
Princeton University Observatory Annual Report, 1997-98