Meaning of ORIENTATION in English
/ ˌɔːriənˈteɪʃn; NAmE / noun
[ U , C ] orientation (to / towards sth) the type of aims or interests that a person or an organization has; the act of directing your aims towards a particular thing :
The course is essentially theoretical in orientation.
Companies have been forced into a greater orientation to the market.
[ U , C ] a person's basic beliefs or feelings about a particular subject :
religious / political orientation
a person's sexual orientation (= whether they are attracted to men, women or both)
[ U ] training or information that you are given before starting a new job, course, etc. :
an orientation course
[ C ] ( technical ) the direction in which an object faces :
The orientation of the planet's orbit is changing continuously.
mid 19th cent.: apparently from orient .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005