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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Direction'

Direction Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    direction n
  1. a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home" [syn: 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. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action [syn: guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling]
  5. the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?" [syn: management]
  6. a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them" [syn: instruction]
  7. the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king" [syn: steering, guidance]
  8. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" [syn: commission, charge]
  9. the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life" [syn: focus, focusing, focussing, centering]
Direction Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. --Shak. All nature is but art, unknown to thee; ll chance, direction, which thou canst not see. --Pope.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Direction'

  • Direction: Direction may refer to: Direction (geometry) Relative direction , for instance left, right, forward, backward, up, and down. Compass direction ...
  • Cardinal direction: E, W. East and west are at right angle s to north and south, with east being in the direction of rotation and west being directly opposite. ...

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'Direction' in famous quotation sentence

* Each man has his own vocation his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. - Johann von Goethe

* People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend. - Walter Savage Landor

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