WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
di•rec•tion /dɪˈrɛkʃən, daɪ-/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [uncountable] an act or instance of directing:working with a minimum of direction.
  2. the line along which anything lies, faces, or moves, with reference to the point or region toward which it is directed: [countable]We wandered off in the wrong direction. The direction is north. We headed out in several directions at once.[uncountable]I have a bad sense of direction.
  3. [countable] a line of thought or action or a tendency or inclination:the direction of contemporary thought.
  4. Usually,directions. [plural] instructions or guidance:confusing directions for assembling the furniture.
  5. [uncountable] management; control;
    supervision:Under his direction the company's profits soared.
  6. Show Business[uncountable] the technique, art, or business of a stage or film director or of a musical conductor giving instructions :Under her direction the orchestra played several pieces beautifully.
  7. [uncountable] a purpose or guiding orientation; focus:He seems to lack direction in his life.
di•rec•tion•al, adj. [before a noun]: I turned on the car's right directional signal.See -rect-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

direction /dɪˈrɛkʃən daɪ-/ n
  1. the act of directing or the state of being directed
  2. management, control, or guidance
  3. the work of a stage or film director
  4. the course or line along which a person or thing moves, points, or lies
  5. the place towards which a person or thing is directed
  6. a line of action; course
  7. the name and address on a letter, parcel, etc
  8. the process of conducting an orchestra, choir, etc
  9. an instruction in the form of a word or symbol heading or occurring in the body of a passage, movement, or piece to indicate tempo, dynamics, mood, etc

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