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direction



noun
1. a line leading to a place or point (Freq. 35)
- he looked the other direction
- didn't know the way home
Syn:
way
Hypernyms:
path, route, itinerary
Hyponyms:
bearing, heading, aim, course, trend,
east-west direction, north-south direction, qibla, tendency
2. the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves (Freq. 17)
- he checked the direction and velocity of the wind
Hypernyms:
position, spatial relation
Hyponyms:
frontage, orientation, opposition, windward, leeward,
seaward, compass point, point, north, magnetic north, compass north,
compass north, east, southeast, south, southwest,
west, northwest
Attrubites:
incoming, outgoing
3. a general course along which something has a tendency to develop (Freq. 14)
- 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
Hypernyms:
inclination, disposition, tendency
Hyponyms:
tenor
4. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action (Freq. 5)
Syn:
guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling
Derivationally related forms:
counsel (for: counselling), counsel (for: counseling), counsel (for: counsel)
Hypernyms:
message, content, subject matter, substance
Hyponyms:
road map, guideline, career counseling, cynosure, genetic counseling,
genetic counseling, tip, lead, steer, confidential information,
wind, hint
5. the act of managing something (Freq. 3)
- he was given overall management of the program
- is the direction of the economy a function of government?
Syn:
management
Derivationally related forms:
manage (for: management)
Hypernyms:
social control
Hyponyms:
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
6. a message describing how something is to be done (Freq. 2)
- he gave directions faster than she could follow them
Syn:
instruction
Derivationally related forms:
instructional (for: instruction)
Hypernyms:
message, content, subject matter, substance
Hyponyms:
rule, prescript, rubric, misdirection, address,
destination, name and address, markup, prescription, recipe, formula,
stage direction, style, system command
7. the act of setting and holding a course (Freq. 1)
- a new council was installed under the direction of the king
Syn:
steering, guidance
Derivationally related forms:
steer (for: steering)
Hypernyms:
control
Hyponyms:
driving, aim, navigation, pilotage, piloting,
celestial guidance, inertial guidance, inertial navigation, command guidance, terrestrial guidance
8. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
- the judge's charge to the jury
Syn:
commission, charge
Derivationally related forms:
charge (for: charge), commissioner (for: commission), commission (for: commission)
Hypernyms:
command, bid, bidding, dictation
Hyponyms:
misdirection
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, focal point, centering
Derivationally related forms:
center (for: centering), focus (for: focussing), focus (for: focusing), focus (for: focus)
Hypernyms:
concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion
Hyponyms:
particularism

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