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Definition of Direction


  1. The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o/ public affairs or of a bank.
  2. That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
  3. The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter.
  4. The line or course upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the ship sailed in a southeasterly direction.
  5. The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.
  6. The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object.
More "Direction" Quotations

Direction Translations

direction in Afrikaans is rigting
direction in Danish is retning
direction in Dutch is richtlijn, koers, leiding, richting
direction in French is direction, conduite
direction in German is Richtung
direction in Italian is direzione, guida
direction in Latin is discessio, gubernatio-ionis
direction in Norwegian is retning, ledelse
direction in Spanish is direccion, supremacia