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Saltos de línea: dir|ec¦tion
Pronunciación: /dɪˈrɛkʃ(ə)n
, dʌɪ-/

Definición de direction en inglés:


1A course along which someone or something moves: she set off in the opposite direction [mass noun]: he had a terrible sense of direction
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  • The route heads in a north-westerly direction running a corridor along the western side of the Oakpark halting site.
  • From there the route heads in a north-westerly direction running along the western side of the Oakpark halting site.
  • Should traffic travel in the opposite direction along certain roads?
1.1The course which must be taken in order to reach a destination: the village is over the moors in a northerly direction
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  • Letter writers, like Julia Baird, travel in many different directions to reach their destinations
  • When she reached the directions ' destination, she was shocked.
  • But it is I myself who must get there, even though I have the directions and destination down.
way, route, course, line, run, bearing, orientation
1.2A point to or from which a person or thing moves or faces: a house with views in all directions
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  • Like the other farmsteads hereabouts, it is protected on three sides by trees and is only open to the views in a direction a little east of south.
  • Turning your legs and feet while keeping your torso facing a different direction is a hard thing to learn.
  • A cold front slowly moved through central Florida today changing the wind direction somewhat from west to west northwest.
1.3A general way in which someone or something is developing; a trend or tendency: new directions in painting and architecture any dialogue between them is a step in the right direction
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  • Some trends may be apparent but other changes may occur which may contradict the general direction of the trend.
  • The trend indicates the general tendency or direction over the long-term.
  • A seemingly prolibertarian procedural rule may thus lead the law to develop in antilibertarian substantive directions.
orientation, inclination, leaning, tendency;
bent, bias, preference, disposition;
drift, aim, tack, attitude, tone, tenor, mood, feel, style, flavour, vein;
1.4 [mass noun] General aim or purpose: the campaign’s lack of direction
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  • Such lack of purpose and direction is not in the national interest.
  • The US forces might lack purpose or direction but there are plenty of both to the insurgents' attacks.
  • Leadership, he said, influences people by providing purpose, direction and motivation.
2 [mass noun] The management or guidance of someone or something: under his direction, the college has developed an international reputation
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  • This tradition stretches back many years and probably started under the guidance and direction of the late Dermot Burke.
  • Because there's been no direction, no guidance, they've gone into crime.
  • He was the complainant's father, one whom she loved and respected and one whom she looked to for direction and guidance.
2.1The work of directing the actors and other staff in a film, play, or other production.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • However, the actors and direction are very impressive, and there's some snappy, witty dialogue.
  • His pace is quirky and his direction of the actors inventive.
  • What he does bring to his direction is an actor's flair for bringing out the best in his cast.
2.2 (directions) Instructions on how to reach a destination or about how to do something: Preston gave him directions to a restaurant not far from the studio
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  • The manufacturer's directions were followed while performing the test.
  • Read the entire label before use and carefully follow the labeled directions for use.
  • Give one direction at a time during the procedure to help your child if needed.
guideline, recommendation, suggestion;
(directions)guidance, information, briefing


late Middle English (in sense 2): from Latin directio(n-), from the verb dirigere (see direct).

  • address from (Middle English):

    This was first used in the senses ‘set upright’ and ‘guide, direct’, which developed into ‘write directions for delivery on’ and ‘direct spoken words to’. The source is Latin ad- ‘towards’ and directus ‘put straight’. Direction (early 16th century) shares the same source.


sense of direction

A person’s ability to know without explicit guidance the direction in which they are or should be moving.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • In fact maps would be of little use to someone who lacked altogether a sense of direction; we need a sense of direction even to find our way around the map and then to orient the map to our immediate environment.
  • She said: ‘I felt it lacked a sense of direction and focus.’
  • There were thousands and thousands of people out in Liverpool and as we staggered around early Sunday morning at 3am looking for a taxi, I was cursing this fact almost as much as Dean and Jon's lack of a sense of direction.

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