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To find out where you are or where you are going



a famous building or object that you can see and recognize easily

reference point


a fixed place that you use to help you to find your way or to see where other things are



to choose a path so that a ship, plane, or car can go in a particular direction, especially by using maps or instruments



satellite navigation: a system for finding the best way to a place using information from satellites. It is often found in cars.



a way to find and follow a path through a difficult place or deal effectively with a complicated situation



to orient

orient yourself

to find out your exact position and the direction in which you need to go

get/find your bearings

to find out where you are and where other things are

lose your bearings

to become confused about where you are and where other things are

take a bearing

to find out where you are or what direction you are going in, using a special instrument such as a compass


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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