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direction meaning

EN[dəˈɹɛk.ʃən]
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WDirection
  • Direction may refer to:
  • Direction (geometry)
  • Relative direction, for instance left, right, forward, backwards, up,
  • Compass direction
  • Film direction, the filmmaker who is in charge of the making of the visual medium
  • NounPLdirectionsSUF-tion
    1. A theoretical line (physically or mentally) followed from a point of origin or towards a destination.
      1. Keep going in the same direction. ‎
    2. An general trend for future action.
      1. Guidance, instruction.
        1. The trombonist looked to the bandleader for direction. ‎
      2. The work of the director in cinema or theater; the skill of directing a film, play etc.
        1. The screenplay was good, but the direction was weak. ‎
      3. (archaic) An address.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • A study in the Abrolhos Bank showed that tidal currents are weaker than subinertial currents, being more important in the cross-shelf direction than along-shelf [43 ].
          • Gaijins rarely speak Japanese, usually can't give directions to where they want to go, have notoriously short tempers.
          • She kicked up, which is to say, it was in an upward direction that she kicked.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • By going around the wye, a train can change direction.
          • But a video, taken from above, projects these writhings as if she were flying at top speed in a tunnel above traffic that’s whooshing past in the opposite direction.
          • A principal virtue of Rorty's recognition of both the lightminded and the serious side of irony is to urge us in that direction.

      Meaning of direction for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "direction" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
        Difficultness: Level 1
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        Definiteness: Level 9
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