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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.]
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(Individual Sports, other than specified) to take part in orienteering
(Individual Sports, other than specified) a person who takes part in orienteering
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Past participle: orienteered
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