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Definition of "directed" []

  • (of a number, line, or angle) having either a positive or negative sign to distinguish measurement in one direction or orientation from that in the opposite direction or orientation (adjective)
  • In a manner emphasizing one's point of view. (adjective)

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  • Having the properties of a directed graph. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of direct. (verb)

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Use "directed" in a sentence
  • "For some of the samples, bioengineers used what they call directed evolution: They mutated the genes and then used high-throughput screening to test the resulting enzymes for improvement in properties like heat resistance and ability to degrade cellulose."
  • "The right seems to use what I call a directed or steered freedom, a freedom towards something that you're "allowed" or expected to want - for instance, freedom to worship, freedom to choose from among available products, etc."
  • "The Hebrew here for "directed" is the same as in Isa 40: 12 for "meted out"; thus the sense is, "Jehovah measures out heaven with His span"; but who can measure Him? that is,"