[ dih-rekt-ig-zam-in, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈrɛkt ɪgˈzæm ɪn, daɪ- /
verb (used with object), di·rect-ex·am·ined, di·rect-ex·am·in·ing. Law.
to subject to direct examination.Compare cross-examine(def 2).
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, …
Allusion vs. IllusionThe similar spellings and pronunciations of allusion and illusion can cause even seasoned writers to second-guess their choice of words. Today we will examine and clarify the differences between these two terms. An allusion is a reference, direct or implied, to something or someone. Allusions are often found in books, songs, TV shows, and movies. For instance, the title of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave …
- direct vision,
- direct-access storage device,
- direct-grant school,
- direct-mail shot,
- direct-vision prism
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