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Definition 1: the act of managing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where direction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was given overall management of the program
  • is the direction of the economy a function of government?

Synonyms for direction in the sense of this definition

(direction is a kind of ...) control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

(... is a kind of direction ) management through specified channels of communication

(... is a kind of direction ) the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise

(... is a kind of direction ) the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

(... is a kind of direction ) a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

(... is a kind of direction ) management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

(... is a kind of direction ) the management of someone or something

"the handling of prisoners" "the treatment of water sewage" "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system"

(... is a kind of direction ) management that is careless or inefficient

"he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"

(... is a kind of direction ) bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

(... is a kind of direction ) the management of a household

(... is a kind of direction ) the management of money and credit and banking and investments

(... is a kind of direction ) creation and maintenance of a database

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction of an orchestra or choir

"he does not use a baton for conducting"

(... is a kind of direction ) the act of guiding or showing the way

Definition 2: the act of setting and holding a course - [noun denoting act]

Samples where direction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a new council was installed under the direction of the king

Synonyms for direction in the sense of this definition

(direction is a kind of ...) the activity of managing or exerting control over something

"the control of the mob by the police was admirable"

(... is a kind of direction ) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

(... is a kind of direction ) the action of directing something at an object

"he took aim and fired"

(... is a kind of direction ) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

(... is a kind of direction ) a method of controlling the flight of a missile or spacecraft by reference to the positions of celestial bodies

(... is a kind of direction ) a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to inertial forces

(... is a kind of direction ) a method of controlling the flight of a missile by commands originating from the ground or from another missile

(... is a kind of direction ) a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to the strength and direction of the earth's gravitational field

Definition 3: a general course along which something has a tendency to develop - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where direction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(direction is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

(... is a kind of direction ) a settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life

"nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways"

Definition 4: the concentration of attention or energy on something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where direction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
  • he had no direction in his life

Synonyms for direction in the sense of this definition

(direction is a kind of ...) complete attention; intense mental effort

(... is a kind of direction ) a focus on something particular

Definition 5: something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for direction in the sense of this definition

(direction is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of direction ) a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action

"the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"

(... is a kind of direction ) counseling on career opportunities

(... is a kind of direction ) something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)

"let faith be your cynosure to walk by"

(... is a kind of direction ) guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children

(... is a kind of direction ) counseling on marital problems and disagreements

(... is a kind of direction ) an indication of potential opportunity

"he got a tip on the stock market" "a good lead for a job"

Definition 6: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where direction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the judge's charge to the jury

Synonyms for direction in the sense of this definition

(direction is a kind of ...) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

(... is a kind of direction ) an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge

Definition 7: a message describing how something is to be done - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where direction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave directions faster than she could follow them

Synonyms for direction in the sense of this definition

(direction is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of direction ) editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display

(... is a kind of direction ) an instruction written as part of the script of a play

(... is a kind of direction ) directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted

"he knew the rules of chess"

(... is a kind of direction ) directions for making something

(... is a kind of direction ) directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions

"I tried to follow her prescription for success"

(... is a kind of direction ) detailed stylistic instructions for typesetting something that is to be printed; manual markup is usually written on the copy (e.g. underlining words that are to be set in italics)

(... is a kind of direction ) written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location

(... is a kind of direction ) incorrect directions or instructions

(... is a kind of direction ) directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)

(... is a kind of direction ) prescribed guide for conduct or action

(... is a kind of direction ) any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order

"the rule of St. Dominic"

(... is a kind of direction ) a computer user's instruction (not part of a program) that calls for action by the computer's executive program

Definition 8: a line leading to a place or point - [noun denoting location]

Samples where direction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he looked the other direction
  • didn't know the way home

Synonyms for direction in the sense of this definition

(direction is a kind of ...) an established line of travel or access

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

(... is a kind of direction ) general line of orientation

"the river takes a southern course" "the northeastern trend of the coast"

(... is a kind of direction ) in a direction parallel with lines of latitude

(... is a kind of direction ) in a direction parallel with lines of longitude

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers

(... is a kind of direction ) a general direction in which something tends to move

"the shoreward tendency of the current" "the trend of the stock market"

Definition 9: the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where direction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he checked the direction and velocity of the wind

(direction is a kind of ...) the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

"the position of the hands on the clock" "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction in which a compass needle points

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction in which something (such as a building) faces

(... is a kind of direction ) position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions

(... is a kind of direction ) a direction opposite to another

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction from which the wind is coming

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction in which the wind is blowing

(... is a kind of direction ) the direction toward the sea

(... is a kind of direction ) any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass

"he checked the point on his compass"

(... are attributes of direction) arriving at a place or position

"incoming class" "incoming mail"

(... are attributes of direction) leaving a place or a position

"an outgoing steamship"

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