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o·ri·en·teer·ing

 (ôr′ē-ĕn-tîr′ĭng, -ən-)
n.
The use of map and compass to find a way through unfamiliar territory, especially when practiced as a competitive sport.

[Alteration of Swedish orientering, from orientera, to orient, from French orienter, from orient, east; see orient.]

o′ri·en·teer′ n.

orienteering

(ˌɔːrɪənˈtɪərɪŋ)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) a sport in which contestants race on foot over a course consisting of checkpoints found with the aid of a map and a compass
[C20: from Swedish orientering; compare orient]

o•ri•en•teer•ing

(ˌɔr i ɛnˈtɪər ɪŋ, ˌoʊr-)

n.
a sport in which competitors navigate unfamiliar terrain and locate checkpoints with the aid of a map and compass.
[1945–50; alter. of Swedish orientering]
Translations
orientační běh
suunnistus
tájékozódási futástájfutás
orientēšanās sports
orientering

orienteering

[ˌɔːrɪənˈtɪərɪŋ] N (= sport) → carrera f con mapa y brújula

orienteering

[ˌɔːriənˈtɪərɪŋ] ncourse f d'orientation

orienteering

nOrientierungslauf m

orienteering

[ˌɔːrɪənˈtɪərɪŋ] n (sport) → gara di orientamento
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