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According to WordNet, the noun "direction" has 9 sense(s).

105704694 the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life".

101133281 the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?".

108679972 a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home".

100815320 the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king".

113827426 the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind".

106650701 something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

106197215 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".

106786629 a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them".

107169480 a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury".

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