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Definition of "direction" []

  • The act or function of directing. (noun)
  • Management, supervision, or guidance of an action or operation. (noun)
  • The art or action of musical or theatrical directing. (noun)
  • Music A word or phrase in a score indicating how a passage is to be played or sung. (noun)
  • An instruction or series of instructions for doing or finding something. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • The act of directing or the state of being directed (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Management, control, or guidance (noun)
  • The work of a stage or film director (noun)
  • The course or line along which a person or thing moves, points, or lies (noun)
  • The course along which a ship, aircraft, etc, is travelling, expressed as the angle between true or magnetic north and an imaginary line through the main fore-and-aft axis of the vessel (noun)
  • The place towards which a person or thing is directed (noun)
  • A line of action; course (noun)
  • The name and address on a letter, parcel, etc (noun)
  • The process of conducting an orchestra, choir, etc (noun)
  • An instruction in the form of a word or symbol heading or occurring in the body of a passage, movement, or piece to indicate tempo, dynamics, mood, etc (noun)
  • (of an angle) being any one of the three angles that a line in space makes with the three positive directions of the coordinate axes. Usually given as α, β, and γ with respect to the x-, y-, and z-axes (noun)
  • (of a cosine) being the cosine of any of the direction angles (noun)

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Use "direction" in a sentence
  • "Whether A move towards B, or B move in the opposite direction towards A, a current, and in both cases having the same _direction_, will result."
  • "If you look at double magnitude, float direction): float direction, bool isNull) {_direction = direction;"
  • "Coppola makes the story better and his direction is almost flawless."