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Engelsk substantiv: 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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)way

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkitinerary, path, route

Mere spesifikke uttrykkaim, 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 spesifikke uttrykkposition, spatial relation

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

Kjennetegner disse uttrykkeneincoming, outgoing

3. direction (om erkjendelse) 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 spesifikke uttrykkdisposition, inclination, tendency

Mere spesifikke uttrykktenor

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

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

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcontent, message, subject matter, substance

Mere spesifikke uttrykkcareer 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?.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)management

Mindre spesifikke uttrykksocial control

Mere spesifikke uttrykkadministration, 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 kommunikasjon) a message describing how something is to be done

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

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)instruction

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcontent, message, subject matter, substance

Mere spesifikke uttrykkaddress, 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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)guidance, steering

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcontrol

Mere spesifikke uttrykkaim, celestial guidance, command guidance, driving, inertial guidance, inertial navigation, navigation, pilotage, piloting, terrestrial guidance

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

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

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)charge, commission

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbid, bidding, command, dictation

Mere spesifikke uttrykkmisdirection

9. direction (om erkjendelse) 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.

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

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkabsorption, concentration, engrossment, immersion

Mere spesifikke uttrykkparticularism

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