Thought by many to be a misspelling of the common word ‘oriented
’, orientated is indeed a word of it’s own, and a worthy word
at that. According to Merriam-Webster
’s online dictionary
) it dates from 1849
and has two usages:
Transitive sense :
Same as oriented.
Intransitive sense :
Faced or turned to the east.
Side note: The revelation of the veracity of this word resulted in wharfinger eating a (supposed) bug.