The following sentences are difference usage of 向き which have different meanings. Why do they differ?

この本は初心者向きである。 This book is suitable for beginners.

逆さまに向きを変えてください。 Please turn over.

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The first "向き" is a suffix based on the verb 向く , the second is a noun whose origin is the same verb.

"この本は+初心者+向き+である" is "this_book+beginners+for+is"

"逆さまに+向き+を+変えて+ください" is "around+the_orientation+object_particle+change+please"

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