direction

[ dih-rek-shuh n, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈrɛk ʃən, ˈdaɪ- /

noun

Origin of direction

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

Related forms

di·rec·tion·less, adjectivepre·di·rec·tion, nounself-di·rec·tion, nounsu·per·di·rec·tion, noun

Synonym study

5. See tendency.
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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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