[n] the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
[n] the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
[n] the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
[n] a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"
[n] direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
[n] a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
[n] a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
[n] a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
[n] the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
centering, charge, commission, counsel, counseling, counselling, focus, focusing, focussing, guidance, guidance, instruction, management, steering, way