direction


direction

noun

Definition of DIRECTION

1
a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <we were given very specific directions for the first part of the exam>
2
3
a guiding or motivating purpose or principle <a life that seemed to lack any direction other than the mindless pursuit of empty pleasures>
Synonyms cynosure, direction, focus, lodestar (also loadstar), polestar
4
a prevailing or general movement or inclination <some older people worry about the overall direction that political discourse has taken lately>

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