direction


direction
directionless, adj.
/di rek"sheuhn, duy"-/, n.
1. the act or an instance of directing.
2. the line along which anything lies, faces, moves, etc., with reference to the point or region toward which it is directed: The storm moved in a northerly direction.
3. the point or region itself: The direction is north.
4. a position on a line extending from a specific point toward a point of the compass or toward the nadir or the zenith.
5. a line of thought or action or a tendency or inclination: the direction of contemporary thought.
6. Usually, directions. instruction or guidance for making, using, etc.: directions for baking a cake.
7. order; command.
8. management; control; guidance; supervision: a company under good direction.
9. a directorate.
10. the name and address of the intended recipient as written on a letter, package, etc.
11. decisions in a stage or film production as to stage business, speaking of lines, lighting, and general presentation.
12. the technique, act, or business of making such decisions, managing and training a cast of actors, etc.
13. the technique, act, or business of directing an orchestra, concert, or other musical presentation or group.
14. Music. a symbol or phrase that indicates in a score the proper tempo, style of performance, mood, etc.
15. a purpose or orientation toward a goal that serves to guide or motivate; focus: He doesn't seem to have any direction in life.
[1375-1425; late ME direccioun ( < MF) < L direction- (s. of directio) arranging in line, straightening. See DIRECT, -ION]
Syn. 5. See tendency.

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