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Noun: direction  dI'rek-shun or di'rek-shun
  1. A line leading to a place or point
    "he looked the other direction";
    - way
     
  2. The spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
    "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
     
  3. A general course along which something has a tendency to develop
    "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"
     
  4. Direction or helpful suggestions regarding a decision or future course of action
    - guidance, counsel, counseling [US], counselling [Brit, Cdn]
     
  5. The act of managing something
    "is the direction of the economy a function of government?";
    - management
     
  6. A message describing how something is to be done
    "he gave directions faster than she could follow them";
    - instruction
     
  7. The act of setting and holding a course
    "a new council was installed under the direction of the king";
    - steering, guidance
     
  8. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
    "the judge's direction to the jury";
    - commission, charge
     
  9. The concentration of attention or energy on something
    "he had no direction in his life";
    - focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, centering [US], centreing [Brit, Cdn], centring [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: directions

See also: incoming, outgoing

Type of: absorption, bid, bidding, command, concentration, content, control, dictation, disposition, engrossment, immersion, inclination, itinerary, message, path, position, route, social control, spatial relation, subject matter, substance, tendency

Encyclopedia: Direction, position or indication sign