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direction

 
Noun direction has 9 senses
  1. direction, way - a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
    --1 is a kind of path, route, itinerary
    --1 has particulars:
     bearing, heading, aim; course, trend; qibla; tendency, trend
  2. direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
    --2 is a kind of
    position, spatial relation
    --2 has particulars:
     frontage; orientation; opposition; windward; leeward; compass point, point; north, magnetic north, compass north
  3. direction - 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    inclination, disposition, tendency
  4. guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    --4 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --4 has particulars:
     road map, guideline; career counseling; cynosure; genetic counseling; marriage counseling; tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint
  5. management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
    --5 is a kind of social control
    --5 has particulars:
     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. direction, instruction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
    --6 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --6 has particulars:
     rule; rule, prescript; rubric; misdirection; address, destination, name and address; markup; prescription; recipe, formula; rule; stage direction; style; system command
  7. steering, guidance, direction - the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
    --7 is a kind of control
    --7 has particulars:
     driving; aim; navigation, pilotage, piloting; celestial guidance; inertial guidance, inertial navigation; command guidance; terrestrial guidance
  8. commission, charge, direction - a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
    --8 is a kind of command, bid, bidding, dictation
    --8 has particulars: misdirection
  9. focus, focusing, focussing, direction, centering - the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
    --9 is a kind of concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion
    --9 has particulars: particularism
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