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 direction direction

noun

  • ( ) a line leading to a place or point  ( direction, way )
    a line leading to a place or point
     he looked the other direction
    he looked the other direction
     didn't know the way home
    didn't know the way home
  • ( ) the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves  ( direction )
    the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
     he checked the direction and velocity of the wind
    he checked the direction and velocity of the wind
  • ( ) a general course along which something has a tendency to develop  ( direction )
    a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
     I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts
    I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts
     his ideals determined the direction of his career
    his ideals determined the direction of his career
     they proposed a new direction for the firm
    they proposed a new direction for the firm
  • ( ) something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action  ( counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance )
    something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  • ( ) the act of managing something  ( direction, management )
    the act of managing something
     he was given overall management of the program
    he was given overall management of the program
     is the direction of the economy a function of government?
    is the direction of the economy a function of government?
  • ( ) a message describing how something is to be done  ( direction, instruction )
    a message describing how something is to be done
     he gave directions faster than she could follow them
    he gave directions faster than she could follow them
  • ( ) the act of setting and holding a course  ( direction, guidance, steering )
    the act of setting and holding a course
     a new council was installed under the direction of the king
    a new council was installed under the direction of the king
  • the concentration of attention or energy on something  ( centering, direction, focal point, focus, focusing, focussing )
    the concentration of attention or energy on something
     the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
     he had no direction in his life
    he had no direction in his life
  • a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something  ( charge, commission, direction )
    a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
     the judge's charge to the jury
    the judge's charge to the jury


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