For gays and lesbians who vote Republican their orientation is a part, but is not mutually exclusive to their other interests.
The letter also asserts that the ads were simply responding to a public discussion of Zuckerman's sexual orientation.
Moreover, perhaps as important, the orientation of white working class voters appears to be changing.
More than these qualities, though, was their orientation toward compromise with the Palestinians.
Since when is it 'slime' to ask someone a simple positive question about his or her orientation?
He knew the first job was to learn the pattern of the ducts, and orientation was a problem.
But the orientation of the stars behind them had been familiar.
A first attempt at orientation in this chaos leads readily to a division into three groups.
Finally, satisfied with the ship's orientation, the autopilot rested.
It shows itself in a deplorable lack of orientation as compared with our lads of the same relative standing.
1839, originally "arrangement of a building, etc., to face east or any other specified direction," noun of action from orient (v.). Sense of "action of determining one's bearings" is from 1868. Meaning "introduction to a situation" is from 1942.
orientation o·ri·en·ta·tion (ôr'ē-ěn-tā'shən, -ən-)
The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
Location or position relative to the points of the compass.
The relative position of one atom with respect to another to which it is connected.
Introductory instruction concerning a new situation.
Awareness of the objective world in relation to one's self.