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directed

[ dih-rek-tid, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈrɛk tɪd, daɪ- /
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adjective
guided, regulated, or managed: a carefully directed program.
subject to direction, guidance, regulation, etc.
pointed, aimed, or sent toward a place or object: Rooms need to have high air exchange rates, rapid air velocities, and directed airflows to minimize particle concentration.
Mathematics. (of an angle or vector) having positive or negative direction or orientation assigned.
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Origin of directed

First recorded in 1530–40; direct + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM directed

di·rect·ed·ness, nouno·ver·di·rect·ed, adjectiveself-di·rect·ed, adjectivewell-di·rect·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for directed

directed
/ (dɪˈrɛktɪd, daɪ-) /

adjective
maths (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
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