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direction

noun

1 direction

A line leading to a place or point:
— He looked the other direction.

synonym: way.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 278: direction, bearing, course, vector; set, drift, tenor; tendency etc. 176; incidence; bending, trending etc. ... show more

Roget 737a: government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority; authority etc. 737; master etc. 745; direction etc. 693.    [nations] ... show more

Dutch: hoek, kant, richting
Polish: trasa, kierunek



2 direction

The spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves.

Dutch: richting
Polish: kierunek, strona

3 direction

A general course along which something has a tendency to develop.

4 direction

Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

synonyms: counsel, counseling, counselling, guidance.

Roget 537: teaching etc. v.; instruction; edification; education; tuition; tutorage, tutelage; direction, guidance; opsimathy.    qualification, ... show more

Dutch: advies, advocaat, raadsman, voorlichting

5 direction

The act of managing something:
— Is the direction of the economy a function of government?.

synonym: management.

Roget 693: direction; management, managery; government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance; bossism [U.S.]; legislature; steerage, pilotage; ... show more

Dutch: administratie, bedrijfsleiding, bedrijfspolitiek, bedrijfsvoering, beheer, management
Polish: zarząd

6 direction

A message describing how something is to be done:
— He gave directions faster than she could follow them.

synonym: instruction.

Roget 697: precept, direction, instruction, charge; prescript, prescription; recipe, receipt; golden rule; maxim etc. 496.    rule, canon, ... show more

Dutch: bevel

7 direction

The act of setting and holding a course:
— A new council was installed under the direction of the king.

synonyms: guidance, steering.

Polish: sterowanie

8 direction

A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.

synonyms: charge, commission.

Roget 741: command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.    despatch, ... show more

Roget 737: authority; influence, patronage, power, preponderance, credit, prestige, prerogative, jurisdiction; right etc. (title) 924; direction ... show more

Dutch: commissie

9 direction

The concentration of attention or energy on something:
— He had no direction in his life.

synonyms: centering, focal point, focus, focusing, focussing.

Dutch: focus, scherpstelling


Moby thesaurus: Zeitgeist, action, actuation, address, administering, administration, admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, agency, angle, animation, arrow, avenue, bearing, billhead, blaze, briefing, catechization ... show more.

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