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Dictionary definition for: Direction

1. (n) a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction" "didn''t know the way home"

2. (n) the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

5. (n) the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program" "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

6. (n) a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

7. (n) the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

8. (n) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge''s charge to the jury"

9. (n) the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology" "he had no direction in his life"

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