verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- (of a proportion) containing terms of which an increase (or decrease) in one results in an increase (or decrease) in another: a term is said to be in direct proportion to another term if one increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases).
- (of a function) the function itself, in contrast to its inverse.Compare inverse(def 2).
Origin of direct
Examples from the Web for directing
“Playing Asteroids is a little like directing a television show,” Fisher has told me.
When we did The Office, I was just so happy that we were writing something, directing something, and getting it made.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What were the biggest hiccups while directing your first feature?Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre|Marlow Stern|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 2010, Hunter was directing a well received revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at Access Theatre on Broadway.
I found, much to my surprise, that writing a novel was much more like directing.David Cronenberg: Why Frustrated Novelists Hate the Screenplay|Craig Hubert|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Government 077is that power which one part of speech has over another, in directing its mood, tense, or case.The Comic English Grammar|Percival Leigh
Here Carlos rode to the front, and, directing Antonio to guide the others straight across the table-land, remained himself behind.The White Chief|Mayne Reid
He was everywhere to be found, encouraging, directing, animating.A Week at Waterloo in 1815|Magdalene De Lancey
Quannah was directing everything while he stood near his tepee, a short distance from Songbird and Star.Star|Forrestine C. Hooker
He at the same time handed to the musician a collection of legends, directing his attention in particular to Apel's Freischtz.History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time|Henry Sutherland Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for directing
verb (mainly tr)
- to conduct (a piece of music or musicians), usually while performing oneself
- another word (esp US) for conduct (def. 9)
- of or relating to direct current
- (of a secondary induced current) having the same direction as the primary current
- (of motion) in the same directionSee motion (def. 9)
- (of an interval or chord) in root position; not inverted