direction

[ dih-rek-shuhn, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈrɛk ʃən, ˈdaɪ- /

noun

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Origin of direction

1375–1425; late Middle English direccioun (<Middle French ) <Latin dīrēctiōn- (stem of dīrēctiō ) “arranging in line, straightening.” See direct, -ion

synonym study for direction

5. See tendency.

OTHER WORDS FROM direction

di·rec·tion·less, adjectivepre·di·rec·tion, nounself-di·rec·tion, nounsu·per·di·rec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for direction

direction
/ (dɪˈrɛkʃən, daɪ-) /

noun

See also directions
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Idioms and Phrases with direction

direction

see step in the right direction.

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