the act or an instance of directing.
the line along which anything lies, faces, moves, etc., with reference to the point or region toward which it is directed:
The storm moved in a northerly direction.
the point or region itself:
The direction is north.
a position on a line extending from a specific point toward a point of the compass or toward the nadir or the zenith.
a line of thought or action or a tendency or inclination:
the direction of contemporary thought.
Usually, directions. instruction or guidance for making, using, etc.:
directions for baking a cake.
management; control; guidance; supervision:
a company under good direction.
the name and address of the intended recipient as written on a letter, package, etc.
decisions in a stage or film production as to stage business, speaking of lines, lighting, and general presentation.
the technique, act, or business of making such decisions, managing and training a cast of actors, etc.
the technique, act, or business of directing an orchestra, concert, or other musical presentation or group.
Music. a symbol or phrase that indicates in a score the proper tempo, style of performance, mood, etc.
a purpose or orientation toward a goal that serves to guide or motivate; focus:
He doesn’t seem to have any direction in life.
the act of directing or the state of being directed
management, control, or guidance
the work of a stage or film director
the course or line along which a person or thing moves, points, or lies
the course along which a ship, aircraft, etc, is travelling, expressed as the angle between true or magnetic north and an imaginary line through the main fore-and-aft axis of the vessel
the place towards which a person or thing is directed
a line of action; course
the name and address on a letter, parcel, etc
(music) the process of conducting an orchestra, choir, etc
(music) an instruction in the form of a word or symbol heading or occurring in the body of a passage, movement, or piece to indicate tempo, dynamics, mood, etc
(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
see: step in the right direction
adjective 1. serving to direct; directing: a directive board. 2. Psychology. pertaining to a type of psychotherapy in which the therapist actively offers advice and information rather than dealing only with information supplied by the patient. noun 3. an authoritative instruction or direction; specific order: a new directive by the president on foreign aid. noun […]
noun 1. the faculty of discerning; discrimination; acuteness of judgment and understanding. 2. the act or an instance of discerning. noun 1. keen perception or judgment
[self-dis-uh-plin, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈdɪs ə plɪn, ˈsɛlf-/ noun 1. discipline and training of oneself, usually for improvement: Acquiring the habit of promptness requires self-discipline. self-discipline noun 1. the act of disciplining or power to discipline one’s own feelings, desires, etc, esp with the intention of improving oneself
verb (used with object), disclosed, disclosing. 1. to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret. 2. to cause to appear; allow to be seen; lay open to view: In spring the violets disclose their fragrant petals. 3. Obsolete. to open up; unfold. noun 4. Obsolete. disclosure. verb (transitive) 1. to make (information) known […]