di·​rect·​ed | \ də-ˈrek-təd How to pronounce directed (audio) , dī-\

Definition of directed

1 : subject to supervision or regulation a directed reading program for students
2 : having a positive or negative sense directed line segment

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directedness noun

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But the expectation that a female-written, female-directed effort would yield something refreshingly different is scotched within the first few minutes. New York Times, "In ‘Set It Up’ and 2 Other Netflix Comedies, No One Emerges Unscathed," 14 June 2018 But up to now, most studies have looked at whole-body vibration, not the more directed type that these devices deliver. Katherine Hobson, Outside Online, "Are Vibrating Foam Rollers Worth It?," 7 May 2018 What started out as an open world experience taking cues from the likes of Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead is now paired down to a more directed experience. Andy Robertson, WIRED, "Alan Wake Divides Opinion," 30 May 2010

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First Known Use of directed

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of directed was in 1891

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of or relating to the heavens

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