direction

[Di*rec┬Ětion]

When you put something together, it's usually best to follow each direction that is, each step in the instructions for how to do it so that you put it together correctly. Or, you could just start putting it together, only to discover that you have extra pieces.

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

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the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

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the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

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the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"

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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"

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something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

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a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

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a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge''s charge to the jury"

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a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn''t know the way home"

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the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"


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

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That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.

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The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter.

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The line or course upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the ship sailed in a southeasterly direction.

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The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.

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The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object.


Direction

Di*rec"tion , n. [L. directio: cf. F. direction.] 1. The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o public affairs or of a bank.
I do commit his youth To your direction.
All nature is but art, unknown to thee;< ll chance, direction, which thou canst not see.
2. That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
The princes digged the well . . . by the direction of the law giver.
3. The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter. 4. The line or course upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the ship sailed in a southeasterly direction. 5. The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors. 6. (Gun.) The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object. Wilhelm. Syn. -- Administration; guidance; management; superintendence; oversight; government; order; command; guide; clew. Direction, Control, Command, Order. These words, as here compared, have reference to the exercise of power over the actions of others. Control is negative, denoting power to restrain; command is positive, implying a right to enforce obedience; directions are commands containing instructions how to act. Order conveys more prominently the idea of authority than the word direction. A shipmaster has the command of his vessel; he gives orders or directions to the seamen as to the mode of sailing it; and exercises a due control over the passengers.

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

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Usage Examples

For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.

And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction.

But if the choice is a cool president and 8 or 10 percent unemployment in a declining economy and a country that seems to be going in the wrong direction and structural unemployment for young people at 50 percent, I'd rather have a dorky president who fixed those problems.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

But what I was going to say was, I just figured I'm going to go boldly in the direction of my dreams, say it as Thoreau would say, and just see where it takes me.

As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.

All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

For me, just being how old I am, I know I don't want to be a single mom. I really would rather make it a two-person job. But I've also come to terms with not being a mother at all. I'm actually really good with either direction that my life can take as being a valid experience.

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.

And at least in poetry you should feel free to lie. That is, not to lie, but to imagine what you want, to follow the direction of the poem.

An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction.

Congress must take responsibility for a new positive direction - an innovative agenda that will lead to a more secure America. Secure communities, secure economies, and a secure quality of life.

A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.

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