orientation orientation  /ˌɔ ri ɛn ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of orienting
  2. (n) an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
  3. (n) position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
  4. (n) a predisposition in favor of something
  5. (n) a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships
  6. (n) a course introducing a new situation or environment



  1. They were diverse except for sexual orientation.
  2. For something as complex as sexual orientation, it's no surprise that everything from genes to gender to environment may play a role in ultimately determining your perfect partner.
  3. In the past, much research on sexual orientation has focused on the role of interpersonal relationships in early childhood.


  1. Students welcomed at Chico State's Summer Orientation

    CHICO — Chico State University's Summer Orientation program launched Tuesday, welcoming freshmen, transfer students, and their parents and guests to the campus.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

  2. Freshman orientation sessions commence

    A new crop of freshmen took the first steps in their college careers on Monday, as the first day of Orientation began.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Daily Iowan

  3. Orientation for new KU students begins Monday

    The University of Kansas begins orientation for new students Monday, the university said in a news release.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle


  1. "What a wonderful night, such diversity in the room," said Ellen DeGeneres, serving as Oscar host for the first time, "in a year when there's been so many negative things said about people's race, religion and sexual orientation. And I want...
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Ellen DeGeneres Source: Forbes

  2. "Let me be clear - I do not believe that sexual orientation or gender identity happen by choice," Richardson said. "But I'm not a scientist, and the point I was trying to make is that no matter how it happens, we are all equal and should be...
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: Bill Richardson Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "By writing discrimination into our state constitution, Proposition 8 seeks to eliminate the right of each and every citizen in our state to marry regardless of sexual orientation," Spielberg and Capshaw said in a statement quoted by Daily...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Kate Capshaw Source: AFP

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