The UVic Writer's Guide
Many people assume that (dis)orientation is derived from the fictitious verb "to (dis)orientate" rather
than "to (dis)orient." This confusion gives rise to the cumbersome
"(dis)orientated." The historically correct form is (dis)oriented.
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