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...; ( b ) Preceded by a noun (to which it should be hyphenated): business-, community-, family-, service-oriented/orientated . But when adverbs denoting position or orientation follow the past participle, only oriented is used, e.g. oriented horizontally, perpendicularly, obliquely, north, east , etc. Further examples: (orient(ed)) Man needs relations with other people in order to orient himself —R. May, 1953 ; He can begin the next big step…of becoming emotionally more independent of his parents and oriented instead towards the outside...