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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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THE club welcomed many school pupils from the Coventry, Warwickshire and surrounding areas to the annual school orienteering championships which were held this year at the Memorial Park, Coventry.
As well as the championship events, there are "come and try" opportunities on both days for local orienteering fans to have a go at the sport, with the Saturday one starting from the University Medical Centre from 11am.
The next local competition will be the Regional Schools Orienteering Championships organised by Solway Orienteers.
They did orienteering with John Crosby in the school grounds.
But what bound the 2,000 or so people from across the world competing at Storthes Hall on Day 4 of the Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering was an intense love of the sport.
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JUNIOR members of Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK) joined with other local clubs to represent the North-east in the premier junior team competition of the year.
The project, designed to highlight the culture of the participating cities and promote the importance of light-based technologies to sustainable development, included an orienteering race and a photography competition.
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Physical education teacher Nancy Kelly presents Orienteering Made Simple and GPS Technology: An Instructional Handbook, a resource created especially to teach young adults the potentially lifesaving basics of orienteering, GPS technology, and navigation.