Orientation of a Figure

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true about orientation of a figure:

  • It is determined by how the figure appears on the plane including the position of the vertices of the figure.

  • It does not require the labeling of vertices to make a determination.

  • It is preserved during these transformations: translations and dilations.

  • A change in the orientation of the figure may not mean a change in the orientation of the vertices.

  • This definition is used in construction and architecture.


This is an example of a change in orientation of position.

An example of Orientation of a Figure


Without points labeled on a circle, the orientation of position cannot be determined.

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TEKS: K(6)(E), 8(10)(A)