evidence of a witness who testifies to the truth of the fact to be proved (contrasted with circumstantial evidence).
Direct Questions vs. Reported DialogueA direct question is when you ask a question by speaking directly (e.g. “How are you doing today?”). Reported dialogue is when you report what someone else says (e.g. “Joan asked how you’re doing today.”). Reported dialogue usually uses the third person point of view. Direct Questions Direct questions usually include interrogative pronouns or adverbs. Interrogative pronouns and adverbs include words like as who, what, …
picsRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- direct deposit,
- direct diplopia,
- direct discourse,
- direct distance dialing,
- direct dye,
- direct examination,
- direct flap,
- direct fracture,
- direct free kick,
- direct injection
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
law evidence, usually the testimony of a witness, directly relating to the fact in disputeCompare circumstantial evidence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012