- directed angle,
- directed verdict,
- directed-energy device,
- direction angle,
- direction cosine,
- direction finder,
- direction number,
Origin of direction
Examples from the Web for self-direction
It must be in the realm of appreciation, attitude, choice, self-direction—a realm superior to habit.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
It is not called for by the practical needs of daily self-direction.Theoretical Ethics|Milton Valentine
As soon as there is life, there is self-direction, and absorbing and using of material.
Personal man is in continual danger, for to self-direction is attached the prerogative of sin.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer
The rights of individuality and of self-direction have been hardly won and are dearly held.Manpower|Lincoln Clarke Andrews
- (of an angle) being any one of the three angles that a line in space makes with the three positive directions of the coordinate axes. Usually given as α, β, and γ with respect to the x-, y-, and z- axes
- (of a cosine) being the cosine of any of the direction angles
c.1400, "orderly arrangement;" c.1500 as "action of directing," from Latin directionem (nominative directio), noun of action from past participle stem of dirigere (see direct (v.)). Meaning "course pursued by a moving object" is from 1660s. Related: Directional.
see step in the right direction.