Origin of direction
Related Words for self-directionself-determination, self-rule, autonomy, independence, autarchy, self-direction
Examples from the Web for self-direction
Historical Examples of self-direction
It is not called for by the practical needs of daily self-direction.Theoretical Ethics
He must appreciate the yearning of the American heart after self-direction.
But this yearning after self-direction, it seems to me, is not peculiar to Americans.
It substitutes for self-direction the authority of the many.
The power of volition and self-direction was very nearly gone.Guy Livingstone;
George A. Lawrence
- (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.