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di·rec·tion

direction

 
 
pronunciation:
d rek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: control or guidance.
He practiced the piano under the direction of his instructor.
synonyms:
guidance
similar words:
administration, command, control, management, oversight
definition 2: (usually plural) information on which way to go or how to do something.
A stranger asked us for directions to the fair.Directions for making the cake are in the cookbook.
synonyms:
instruction
similar words:
explanation, recipe
definition 3: an order or command.
Soldiers must follow directions.
synonyms:
command, order
similar words:
instruction
definition 4: the way in which one may face or travel.
Which direction did they go in?All the houses on this street face in one direction.
similar words:
bearing, course, heading, route, way
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The word direction contains the following parts:
di-3 Latin prefix that means not, apart, reverse, negate
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The prefix di-3 is a form of dis- used before roots beginning with "v," "g," and "s," such as "vert," "gress," and "rect." See dis-3
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reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.