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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Other Words from directed

directedness noun

Examples of directed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The council reviewed its rental assistance program and directed staff to begin working on options to phase out the program by June 2022. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2021 Where Roya Sadat, a young woman in Herat established a film studio and produced and directed award-winning documentaries and films. Rina Amiri, Time, 2 Sep. 2021 Directed by a solo Lana Wachowski, who co-directed and co-wrote the first three Matrix installments with sister Lilly Wachowski, the film will also feature Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Lauren Huff,, 25 Aug. 2021 As of Yet Throwing journalistic objectivity out of the way for a second, As of Yet is a showcase for comedian and Official Friend of Vulture Taylor Garron, who stars, co-directed, and wrote the screenplay. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 10 June 2021 The scion of wealth and former fiancé of actress Sophia Vergara, Loeb co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced and acted in the movie. Anthony Man,, 2 Apr. 2021 The second season of the show — directed and executive produced by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer — is currently in production. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 8 Sep. 2021 Using this recipe from Food & Wine of a hatch chile salsa, my boyfriend and I made one with the directed hatch chiles and one with poblano peppers. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 2 Sep. 2021 President Joe Biden had a clear and directed message for the assailants responsible for the deadly terror attack outside of Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday, and for anyone else who might be planning an attack. Libby Cathey, ABC News, 26 Aug. 2021

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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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30 Sep 2021

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“Directed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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