directed

[ dih-rek-tid, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈrɛk tɪd, daɪ- /
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adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. direct-mail shot,
  2. direct-mailer,
  3. direct-reading,
  4. direct-vision prism,
  5. direct-vision spectroscope,
  6. directed angle,
  7. directed verdict,
  8. directed-energy device,
  9. directing,
  10. direction

Origin of directed

First recorded in 1530–40; direct + -ed2

Related formsdi·rect·ed·ness, nouno·ver·di·rect·ed, adjectiveself-di·rect·ed, adjectivewell-di·rect·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for well-directed

directed

/ (dɪˈrɛktɪd, daɪ-) /

adjective

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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