Definition of Direction

1. Noun. A line leading to a place or point. "Didn't know the way home"

Exact synonyms: Way
Generic synonyms: Itinerary, Path, Route
Specialized synonyms: Aim, Bearing, Heading, Course, Trend, East-west Direction, North-south Direction, Qibla, Tendency, Trend

2. Noun. The spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves. "He checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

3. Noun. A general course along which something has a tendency to develop. "They proposed a new direction for the firm"
Generic synonyms: Disposition, Inclination, Tendency
Specialized synonyms: Tenor

4. Noun. Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

5. Noun. The act of managing something. "Is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

6. Noun. A message describing how something is to be done. "He gave directions faster than she could follow them"

7. Noun. The act of setting and holding a course. "A new council was installed under the direction of the king"

8. Noun. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something. "The judge's charge to the jury"
Exact synonyms: Charge, Commission
Generic synonyms: Bid, Bidding, Command, Dictation
Specialized synonyms: Misdirection
Derivative terms: Charge, Charge, Commission, Commissioner

9. Noun. The concentration of attention or energy on something. "He had no direction in his life"
Exact synonyms: Centering, Focal Point, Focus, Focusing, Focussing
Generic synonyms: Absorption, Concentration, Engrossment, Immersion
Specialized synonyms: Particularism
Derivative terms: Center, Center, Focus, Focus, Focus, Focus

Definition of Direction

1. n. The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o&?; public affairs or of a bank.

Definition of Direction

1. Noun. The action of directing; pointing (something) towards. ¹

2. Noun. Guidance, instruction. ¹

3. Noun. The work of the director in cinema or theater; the skill of directing a film, play etc. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) An address. ¹

5. Noun. The path or course of a given movement, or moving body; an indication of the point toward which an object is moving. ¹

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Definition of Direction

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Direction

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directed edges
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directed molecular evolution
directed path
directed verdict
directeur sportif
direction (current term)
direction finder
directional antenna
directional atherectomy
directional cloning
directional stability

Literary usage of Direction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"Unless one is cognizant of the energies which are already in operation, one's attempts at direction will almost surely go amiss. On the other hand, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"The correlation between the deviations from the primitive direction and the ... Deviation from the primitive direction is, however, not easily produced and ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"Camarina, and Ocla, und thu cities in that direction, whether Grecian or barbarian. They kindled, therefore, many lin • and began their inarch in the night. ..."

4. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Evolution of gestures in direction of simplification. The \S earliest forms of social communications undoubtedly included much gesture if, indeed, ..."

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