# Orientation

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**Orientation** refers to the way a piece is flipped or rotated. On the 3x3x3 Rubik's cube, corners and edges each have their own orientation; corners can be oriented 3 different ways, and edges can be oriented in 2 different ways. On a **Super Cube** or **Picture Cube**, the centers can also be oriented (resulting in extra work to solve), but this is not the case on standard cubes. Because of how the cube behaves, only *pairs* of like pieces can be oriented; it is impossible to orient just one piece. If you rotate one corner clockwise, another must be rotated counterclockwise.

Oriented edges can be solved with R, U, L, and D moves, while oriented corner can be solved with U and D moves.