- (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).
- moving in an orbit in the same direction as the earth in its revolution around the sun.
- appearing to move on the celestial sphere in the direction of the natural order of the signs of the zodiac, from west to east.Compare retrograde (def. 4).
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It is helpful to have direct moderation, as other forum sites like Reddit have shown, but it’s often not enough.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Those who aren’t in the direct path of the flames are breathing some of the unhealthiest air in the world.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides|Ula Chrobak|September 17, 2020|Popular-Science
I realized that what I didn’t enjoy doing was drawing up projects, starting the project, and overseeing them rather than having a direct influence.Christian Puglisi Is Closing His Influential Copenhagen Restaurants. COVID Is Only Partly to Blame|Rafael Tonon|September 17, 2020|Eater
You wrote some pretty direct Facebook posts through the Illinois National Guard page to address those.Mobilizing the National Guard Doesn’t Mean Your State Is Under Martial Law. Usually.|by Logan Jaffe|September 17, 2020|ProPublica
Some apps support more direct commands, saving you a lot of time tapping and scrolling.Get around your phone more quickly than you already are|David Nield|September 16, 2020|Popular-Science
And I also read that you were only the second black female director to be accepted into the directing branch of AMPAS.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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.
It is the will directing the activity of the intellect into some particular channel and keeping it there.
Attention is the Will directing the Intellect into some particular channel and keeping it there.
Attention is directing the intellect into some particular channel and keeping it there.
Attention is the will directing the intellect into some particular channel and keeping it there.
He has just been directing a new opera here which has created quite a sensation, and he is continually engaged in some great work.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for direct
- 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