guided, regulated, or managed: a carefully directed program.
subject to direction, guidance, regulation, etc. Mathematics. (of an angle or vector) having positive or negative direction or orientation assigned.
Origin of directed
Related formsdi·rect·ed·ness, nouno·ver·di·rect·ed, adjectiveself-di·rect·ed, adjectivewell-di·rect·ed, adjective
First recorded in 1530–40; direct
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Examples from the Web for self-directed
Historical Examples of self-directed
His work, moreover, is not self-directed, for it has no inward spring.
Doubtless some men have not brains enough in a week to supply them for one hour a day of self-directed work.
The young gentleman was in, and without delay appeared to the beautiful lady's self-directed and appointed ambassadress.
These occasions mark the evolution of Southern thought and industry, and the result of the self-directed energy of the negro.
His attempt to laugh, indeed, sounded a little hollow, but that is the habit of self-directed merriment.
British Dictionary definitions for self-directed
(of study, learning, etc) regulated or conducted by oneself
maths (of a number, line, or angle) having either a positive or negative sign to distinguish measurement in one direction or orientation from that in the opposite direction or orientation
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