direction

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

noun


Nearby words

  1. directed,
  2. directed angle,
  3. directed verdict,
  4. directed-energy device,
  5. directing,
  6. direction angle,
  7. direction cosine,
  8. direction finder,
  9. direction number,
  10. directional

Origin of direction

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

Related formsdi·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 directions

directions

/ (dɪˈrɛkʃənz, daɪ-) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) instructions for doing something or for reaching a place

direction

/ (dɪˈrɛkʃən, daɪ-) /

noun

See also directions

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Word Origin and History for directions
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Idioms and Phrases with directions

direction

see step in the right direction.

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