Orphan (disambiguation)

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For orphaned articles in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Orphan

An orphan is one who has lost both parents.

Orphan may also refer to:

Arts and media[edit]





Science and technology[edit]

  • Orphan disease, a rare disease
  • Orphan drug, one developed under the 1983 U.S. Orphan Drug Act for orphan diseases
  • Orphan process, a computer process whose parent process has finished
  • Orphan receptor, apparent receptor that has a similar structure to other identified receptors but whose endogenous ligand has not yet been identified
  • Orphan source, a self-contained radioactive source that is no longer under proper regulatory control
  • Orphaned technology, technology that has been abandoned by its original developers

Other uses[edit]

  • Orphans, a regional faction of Hussites followers
  • Orphan (car), any marque of motor vehicle built by a manufacturer that has discontinued business entirely
  • Orphan (typesetting), the first line of a paragraph appearing at the bottom of a page
  • Orphan works, copyrighted works whose holder is hard to find
  • Les Orphan (1923–1995), Welsh footballer