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  Definition of direction
  1. the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
  2. the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
  3. the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
  4. 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"
  5. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  6. a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
  7. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge''s charge to the jury"
  8. a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn''t know the way home"
  9. the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
Similar Words: steering, guidance, management, focus, focusing, focussing, centering, counsel, counseling, counselling, instruction, commission, charge, way

 

Hyponyms: driving, aim, navigation, pilotage, piloting, celestial guidance, inertial guidance, inertial navigation, command guidance, terrestrial guidance, conducting, database management, finance, homemaking, misconduct, mismanagement, misdirection, treatment, handling, supervision, supervising, superintendence, oversight, administration, disposal, authorization, authorisation, empowerment, disenfranchisement, channelization, channelisation, canalization, canalisation, guidance, steering, particularism, road map, guideline, career counseling, cynosure, genetic counseling, marriage counseling, tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint, rule, prescript, rubric, address, destination, name and address, markup, prescription, recipe, formula, stage direction, style, system command, bearing, heading, course, trend, qibla, tendency, frontage, orientation, opposition, windward, leeward, compass point, point, north, magnetic north, compass north

 

Attributes: incoming, outgoing

 

Derivational Morphology: guide, steer, oversee, supervise, superintend, manage, deal, care, handle, focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center, concentrate, focus, centre, pore, rivet, concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise, advise, counsel, appoint, charge, commission

 

Anagrams: recondite

 

 
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