What is orientation?

  • (noun): A predisposition in favor of something.
    Example: "Showed a Marxist orientation"
    Synonyms: predilection, preference
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on orientation:

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 ...
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 ... ineligible for a new loan program if they discriminate based on sexual orientation ...
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 ...
Sexual Orientation Change Efforts - Voluntary SOCE
... Few would dispute that some people’s sexual orientation changes during their lifetime ... 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 ...
Sexual Orientation Change Efforts - Effects of SOCE
... 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 ... efforts intended to help them to change their sexual orientation ...

More definitions of "orientation":

  • (noun): A person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships.
  • (noun): A course introducing a new situation or environment.
    Synonyms: orientation course
  • (noun): The act of orienting.
  • (noun): An integrated set of attitudes and beliefs.
  • (noun): Position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions.

Famous quotes containing the word orientation:

    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)

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