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Engelsk navneord: direction

1. direction (om sted) a line leading to a place or point

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe looked the other direction.
Didn't know the way home.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)way

Mindre specifikke termeritinerary, path, route

Mere specifikke termeraim, bearing, course, east-west direction, heading, north-south direction, qibla, tendency, trend, trend

2. direction the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe checked the direction and velocity of the wind.

Mindre specifikke termerposition, spatial relation

Mere specifikke termercompass north, compass point, east, frontage, leeward, magnetic north, north, north, northeast, northwest, opposition, orientation, point, seaward, south, southeast, southwest, west, windward

Kendetegnerincoming, outgoing

3. direction (om erkendelse) a general course along which something has a tendency to develop

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts.
His ideals determined the direction of his career.
They proposed a new direction for the firm.

Mindre specifikke termerdisposition, inclination, tendency

Mere specifikke termertenor

4. direction (om kommunikation) something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)counsel, counseling, counselling, guidance

Mindre specifikke termercontent, message, subject matter, substance

Mere specifikke termercareer counseling, confidential information, cynosure, genetic counseling, guideline, hint, lead, marriage counseling, road map, steer, tip, wind

5. direction (om handling) the act of managing something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe was given overall management of the program.
Is the direction of the economy a function of government?.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)management

Mindre specifikke termersocial control

Mere specifikke termeradministration, authorisation, authorization, canalisation, canalization, channelisation, channelization, conducting, database management, disenfranchisement, disposal, empowerment, finance, guidance, handling, homemaking, misconduct, misdirection, mismanagement, oversight, steering, superintendence, supervising, supervision, treatment

6. direction (om kommunikation) a message describing how something is to be done

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe gave directions faster than she could follow them.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)instruction

Mindre specifikke termercontent, message, subject matter, substance

Mere specifikke termeraddress, destination, formula, markup, misdirection, name and address, prescript, prescription, recipe, rubric, rule, rule, rule, stage direction, style, system command

7. direction (om handling) the act of setting and holding a course

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA new council was installed under the direction of the king.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)guidance, steering

Mindre specifikke termercontrol

Mere specifikke termeraim, celestial guidance, command guidance, driving, inertial guidance, inertial navigation, navigation, pilotage, piloting, terrestrial guidance

8. direction (om kommunikation) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe judge's charge to the jury.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)charge, commission

Mindre specifikke termerbid, bidding, command, dictation

Mere specifikke termermisdirection

9. direction (om erkendelse) the concentration of attention or energy on something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe focus of activity shifted to molecular biology.
He had no direction in his life.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)centering, focal point, focus, focusing, focussing

Mindre specifikke termerabsorption, concentration, engrossment, immersion

Mere specifikke termerparticularism

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