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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dəˈɹɛkʃən/, /dɪˈɹɛkʃən/ or /daɪˈɹɛkʃən/
  •  Audio (US)help, file

Noun

Singular
direction

Plural
directions

direction (plural directions)

  1. The action of directing; pointing (something) towards.
  2. Guidance, instruction.
    The trombonist looked to the bandleader for direction.
  3. The work of the director in cinema or theater; the skill of directing a film, play etc.
    The screenplay was good, but the direction was weak.
  4. (archaic) An address.
    • 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society 1985, p. 218:
      Her aunt Leonella was still at Cordova, and she knew not her direction.
  5. The path or course of a given movement, or moving body; an indication of the point toward which an object is moving.
    Keep going in the same direction.

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Translations

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Anagrams

  • cretinoid

French

Pronunciation

Noun

direction f. (plural directions)

  1. (spatial) direction
  2. (figurative) direction
  3. government
  4. (figurative) the director of the administration/organisation
  5. (occasional, figurative) the territory administered by a government

Simple English

Direction follows an imaginary line connecting two points. Something following the line is moving in that direction. People show directions by pointing their index finger towards it.

The word direction is made from the root direct meaning to guide.

These are words used to talk about a direction:

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