- Direction is defined as the path that something takes, the path that must be taken to reach a specific place, the way in which something is starting to develop or the way you are facing.
- An example of direction is when you go right instead of left.
- An example of direction is knowledge of where you are going and how to get where you want to end up.
- An example of direction is when a plan starts to go wrong.
- An example of direction is when you climb to the top of a mountain and can see 360 degrees around you.
direction definition by Webster's New World
- the act of directing; management; supervision
- instructions for doing, operating, using, preparing, etc.
- an authoritative order or command
- the point toward which something faces or the line along which something moves or lies: “north,” “up,” “forward,” and “left” are directions
- an aspect, line of development, way, trend, etc.: research in new directions
- the director's plan for achieving certain effects, as of acting, lighting, etc.
- the instructions for this to the actors and others
- a word, phrase, or sign showing how a note, passage, etc. is to be played
- the work or art of directing a choir, band, etc.
Origin: Middle English direccioun ; from Classical Latin directio
direction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or function of directing.
- Management, supervision, or guidance of an action or operation.
- The art or action of musical or theatrical directing.
- Music A word or phrase in a score indicating how a passage is to be played or sung.
- An instruction or series of instructions for doing or finding something. Often used in the plural.
- An authoritative indication; an order or command.
- a. The distance-independent relationship between two points in space that specifies the angular position of either with respect to the other; the relationship by which the alignment or orientation of any position with respect to any other position is established.b. A position to which motion or another position is referred.c. A line leading to a place or point.d. The line or course along which a person or thing moves.
- The statement in degrees of the angle measured between due north and a given line or course on a compass.
- A course or area of development; a tendency toward a particular end or goal: charting a new direction for the company.
Origin: Middle English, arrangement, from Latin dīrēctiō, dīrēctiōn-, from dīrēctus, past participle of dīrigere, to direct; see direct.
- di·recˈtion·less adjective