What is orientation?

  • (noun): A person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on orientation:

Sexual Orientation Change Efforts - Effects of SOCE
... the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation to review the available research ... following findings Recent studies of participants in Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) identify a population of individuals who experience serious distress related to same sex sexual attractions ... religious and secular efforts intended to help them to change their sexual orientation ...
Sexual Orientation Change Efforts - Voluntary SOCE
... Few would dispute that some people’s sexual orientation changes during their lifetime ... as a heterosexual before recognizing or developing their homosexual orientation ... The question at issue is not whether sexual orientation can change but whether interventions can be designed to bring about such change ...
Spiritual Naturalism - Orientation
... Spiritual Naturalism is chiefly concerned with finding ways to access traditional spiritual feelings without the inclusion of supernatural elements incompatible with science and a broad naturalism ... Adherents believe that Nature, in all its diversity and wonder, is sufficient unto itself in terms of eliciting the intellectual and emotional responses associated with spiritual experience, and that there is no need for faith in the traditional anthropomorphic concept of 'god' and similar ideas ...
Orientation - Mathematics
... Orientation (computer vision), an image processing concept related to one-dimensional characterization of a local image Orientation (geometry), placement of an object in a rotational coordinate system ...
LGBT Rights In Michigan - Discrimination Protections
... Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited in government employment, but there are no other state-wide protections ... Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation only is also banned in Flint and Grand Ledge ... if they discriminate based on sexual orientation ...

More definitions of "orientation":

  • (noun): A course introducing a new situation or environment.
    Synonyms: orientation course
  • (noun): An integrated set of attitudes and beliefs.
  • (noun): The act of orienting.
  • (noun): A predisposition in favor of something.
    Example: "Showed a Marxist orientation"
    Synonyms: predilection, preference
  • (noun): Position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions.

Famous quotes containing the word orientation:

    Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.
    Hans Magnus Enzensberger (b. 1929)

    Institutions of higher education in the United States are products of Western society in which masculine values like an orientation toward achievement and objectivity are valued over cooperation, connectedness and subjectivity.
    Yolanda Moses (b. 1946)