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Definition of Direction

Direction
Direction Di*rec"tion, n. [L. directio: cf. F. direction.] 1. The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o? public affairs or of a bank. I do commit his youth To your direction. --Shak. All nature is but art, unknown to thee; ll chance, direction, which thou canst not see. --Pope. 2. That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants. The princes digged the well . . . by the direction of the law giver. --Numb. xxi. 18. 3. The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter. 4. The line or course upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the ship sailed in a southeasterly direction. 5. The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors. 6. (Gun.) The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object. --Wilhelm. Syn: Administration; guidance; management; superintendence; oversight; government; order; command; guide; clew. Usage: Direction, Control, Command, Order. These words, as here compared, have reference to the exercise of power over the actions of others. Control is negative, denoting power to restrain; command is positive, implying a right to enforce obedience; directions are commands containing instructions how to act. Order conveys more prominently the idea of authority than the word direction. A shipmaster has the command of his vessel; he gives orders or directions to the seamen as to the mode of sailing it; and exercises a due control over the passengers.

Meaning of Direction from wikipedia

- Look up direction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Direction may refer to: Relative direction, for instance left, right, forward, backwards, up, and...
- One Direction, often shortened to 1D, are an English-Irish pop boy band formed in London, England in 2010. The group are composed of Niall Horan, Liam...
- (NW). The intermediate direction of every set of intercardinal and cardinal direction is called a secondary intercardinal direction. These eight shortest...
- The direction flag is a flag that controls the left-to-right or right-to-left direction of string processing, stored in the FLAGS register on all x86-compatible...
- Direction of the Heart (stylized as "DIRECTION > of > the > HEART") is the nineteenth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released on 21 October...
- In analytic geometry, the direction cosines (or directional cosines) of a vector are the cosines of the angles between the vector and the three positive...
- Direction finding (DF), or radio direction finding (RDF), is – in accordance with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – defined as radio location...
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan is a 2005 do****entary film by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob Dylan, and his impact on 20th-century American...
- Wind direction is generally reported by the direction from which it originates. For example, a north or northerly wind blows from the north to the south...
- Medical direction, or online medical direction, allows a paramedic or emergency medical technician (EMT) to contact a physician from the field via radio...