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direct

  

      vb   mainly tr  
1    to regulate, conduct, or control the affairs of  
2    also intr   to give commands or orders with authority to (a person or group)  
he directed them to go away     
3    to tell or show (someone) the way to a place  
4    to aim, point, or cause to move towards a goal  
5    to address (a letter, parcel, etc.)  
6    to address (remarks, words, etc.)  
to direct comments at someone     
7    also intr   to provide guidance to (actors, cameramen, etc.) in the rehearsal of a play or the filming of a motion picture  
8    also intr  
a    to conduct (a piece of music or musicians), usually while performing oneself  
b       another word (esp. U.S.) for       conduct       9  
      adj  
9    without delay or evasion; straightforward  
a direct approach     
10    without turning aside; uninterrupted; shortest; straight  
a direct route     
11    without intervening persons or agencies; immediate  
a direct link     
12    honest; frank; candid  
a direct answer     
13    usually prenominal   precise; exact  
a direct quotation     
14    diametrical  
the direct opposite     
15    in an unbroken line of descent, as from father to son over succeeding generations  
a direct descendant     
16    (of government, decisions, etc.) by or from the electorate rather than through representatives  
17      (Logic, maths)   (of a proof) progressing from the premises to the conclusion, rather than eliminating the possibility of the falsehood of the conclusion  
   Compare       indirect proof  
18      (Astronomy)   moving from west to east on the celestial sphere  
   Compare       retrograde       4a  
19   
a    of or relating to direct current  
b    (of a secondary induced current) having the same direction as the primary current  
20      (Music)  
a    (of motion) in the same direction  
   See       motion       9  
b    (of an interval or chord) in root position; not inverted  
      adv  
21    directly; straight  
he went direct to the office     
     (C14: from Latin directus; from dirigere to guide, from dis- apart + regere to rule)  
  directness      n  


direct access  
      n   a method of reading data from a computer file without reading through the file from the beginning as on a disk or drum,   (Also called)    random access      Compare       sequential access  
direct action  
      n   action such as strikes or civil disobedience, employed by organized labour or other groups to obtain demands from an employer, government, etc.  
direct coupling  
      n     (Electronics)   conductive coupling between electronic circuits, as opposed to inductive or capacitative coupling  
   See also       coupling       4  
  direct coupled      adj  
direct current  
      n   a continuous electric current that flows in one direction only, without substantial variation in magnitude,   (Abbrev.)    DC      Compare       alternating current  
direct debit  
      n   an order given to a bank or building society by a holder of an account, instructing it to pay to a specified person or organization any sum demanded by that person or organization  
   Compare       standing order  
direct distance dialing  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian equivalent of       subscriber trunk dialling  
direct dye  
      n   any of a number of dyes that can be applied without the use of a mordant. They are usually azo dyes applied to cotton or rayon from a liquid bath containing an electrolyte such as sodium sulphate  
direct evidence  
      n     (Law)   evidence, usually the testimony of a witness, directly relating to the fact in dispute  
   Compare       circumstantial evidence  
direct-grant school  
      n   (in Britain, formerly) a school financed by endowment, fees, and a state grant conditional upon admittance of a percentage of nonpaying pupils nominated by the local education authority  
direct injection  
      n      See       solid injection  
direct input  
      n   a device, such as a keyboard, used to insert data directly into a computerized system  
direct labour  
      n     (Commerce)  
1    work that is an essential part of a production process or the provision of a service  
   Compare       indirect labour  
2      (Brit)   workers who are part of an employer's own labour force rather than hired through a contractor, such as building workers employed by a local authority  
direct lighting  
      n     (Electrical engineering)   a lighting system in which a large proportion (at least 90 per cent) of the light is directed downwards  
direct-mail shot  
      n     (Marketing)   the posting of unsolicited sales literature to potential customers' homes or business addresses  
direct marketing  
      n   selling goods directly to consumers rather than through retailers, usually by mail order, direct-mail shot, newspaper advertising, door-to-door selling, or telephone selling,   (Also called)    direct selling  
direct memory access  
      n   a process in which data may be moved directly to or from the main memory of a computer system by operations not under the control of the central processing unit,   (Abbrev.)    DMA  
direct method  
      n   a method of teaching a foreign language with minimal use of the pupil's native language and of formal grammar  
direct object  
      n     (Grammar)   a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent receives the direct action of a verb. For example, a book is the direct object in the sentence They bought Anne a book  
   Compare       indirect object  
direct primary  
      n     (U.S. government)   a primary in which voters directly select the candidates who will run for office  
direct question  
      n   a question asked in direct speech, such as Why did you come?  
   Compare       indirect question  
direct-reading  
      adj   (of an instrument) calibrated so that a given quantity to be measured can be read directly off the scale without the need of a multiplying constant  
direct selling  
      n      another name for       direct marketing  
direct speech   ,   (esp. U.S.)   direct discourse  
      n   the reporting of what someone has said or written by quoting his exact words  
direct tax  
      n   a tax paid by the person or organization on which it is levied  
   Compare       indirect tax  
  direct taxation      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collins
conduct  
      n  
1    the manner in which a person behaves; behaviour  
2    the way of managing a business, affair, etc.; handling  
3    Rare   the act of guiding or leading  
4    Rare   a guide or leader  
      vb  
5    tr   to accompany and guide (people, a party, etc.) (esp. in the phrase conducted tour)  
6    tr   to lead or direct (affairs, business, etc.); control  
7    tr   to do or carry out  
conduct a survey     
8    tr   to behave or manage (oneself)  
the child conducted himself well     
9      (Also (esp. U.S.))    direct          to control or guide (an orchestra, choir, etc.) by the movements of the hands or a baton  
10    to transmit (heat, electricity, etc.)  
metals conduct heat     
     (C15: from Medieval Latin conductus escorted, from Latin: drawn together, from conducere to conduce)  
  conductible      adj  
  conductibility      n  


direct         
      vb   mainly tr  
1    to regulate, conduct, or control the affairs of  
2    also intr   to give commands or orders with authority to (a person or group)  
he directed them to go away     
3    to tell or show (someone) the way to a place  
4    to aim, point, or cause to move towards a goal  
5    to address (a letter, parcel, etc.)  
6    to address (remarks, words, etc.)  
to direct comments at someone     
7    also intr   to provide guidance to (actors, cameramen, etc.) in the rehearsal of a play or the filming of a motion picture  
8    also intr  
a    to conduct (a piece of music or musicians), usually while performing oneself  
b       another word (esp. U.S.) for       conduct       9  
      adj  
9    without delay or evasion; straightforward  
a direct approach     
10    without turning aside; uninterrupted; shortest; straight  
a direct route     
11    without intervening persons or agencies; immediate  
a direct link     
12    honest; frank; candid  
a direct answer     
13    usually prenominal   precise; exact  
a direct quotation     
14    diametrical  
the direct opposite     
15    in an unbroken line of descent, as from father to son over succeeding generations  
a direct descendant     
16    (of government, decisions, etc.) by or from the electorate rather than through representatives  
17      (Logic, maths)   (of a proof) progressing from the premises to the conclusion, rather than eliminating the possibility of the falsehood of the conclusion  
   Compare       indirect proof  
18      (Astronomy)   moving from west to east on the celestial sphere  
   Compare       retrograde       4a  
19   
a    of or relating to direct current  
b    (of a secondary induced current) having the same direction as the primary current  
20      (Music)  
a    (of motion) in the same direction  
   See       motion       9  
b    (of an interval or chord) in root position; not inverted  
      adv  
21    directly; straight  
he went direct to the office     
     (C14: from Latin directus; from dirigere to guide, from dis- apart + regere to rule)  
  directness      n  
direct access  
      n   a method of reading data from a computer file without reading through the file from the beginning as on a disk or drum,   (Also called)    random access      Compare       sequential access  
direct action  
      n   action such as strikes or civil disobedience, employed by organized labour or other groups to obtain demands from an employer, government, etc.  
direct coupling  
      n     (Electronics)   conductive coupling between electronic circuits, as opposed to inductive or capacitative coupling  
   See also       coupling       4  
  direct coupled      adj  
direct current  
      n   a continuous electric current that flows in one direction only, without substantial variation in magnitude,   (Abbrev.)    DC      Compare       alternating current  
direct debit  
      n   an order given to a bank or building society by a holder of an account, instructing it to pay to a specified person or organization any sum demanded by that person or organization  
   Compare       standing order  
direct distance dialing  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian equivalent of       subscriber trunk dialling  
direct dye  
      n   any of a number of dyes that can be applied without the use of a mordant. They are usually azo dyes applied to cotton or rayon from a liquid bath containing an electrolyte such as sodium sulphate  
direct evidence  
      n     (Law)   evidence, usually the testimony of a witness, directly relating to the fact in dispute  
   Compare       circumstantial evidence  
direct-grant school  
      n   (in Britain, formerly) a school financed by endowment, fees, and a state grant conditional upon admittance of a percentage of nonpaying pupils nominated by the local education authority  
direct injection  
      n      See       solid injection  
direct input  
      n   a device, such as a keyboard, used to insert data directly into a computerized system  
direct labour  
      n     (Commerce)  
1    work that is an essential part of a production process or the provision of a service  
   Compare       indirect labour  
2      (Brit)   workers who are part of an employer's own labour force rather than hired through a contractor, such as building workers employed by a local authority  
direct lighting  
      n     (Electrical engineering)   a lighting system in which a large proportion (at least 90 per cent) of the light is directed downwards  
direct-mail shot  
      n     (Marketing)   the posting of unsolicited sales literature to potential customers' homes or business addresses  
direct marketing  
      n   selling goods directly to consumers rather than through retailers, usually by mail order, direct-mail shot, newspaper advertising, door-to-door selling, or telephone selling,   (Also called)    direct selling  
direct memory access  
      n   a process in which data may be moved directly to or from the main memory of a computer system by operations not under the control of the central processing unit,   (Abbrev.)    DMA  
direct method  
      n   a method of teaching a foreign language with minimal use of the pupil's native language and of formal grammar  
direct object  
      n     (Grammar)   a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent receives the direct action of a verb. For example, a book is the direct object in the sentence They bought Anne a book  
   Compare       indirect object  
direct primary  
      n     (U.S. government)   a primary in which voters directly select the candidates who will run for office  
direct question  
      n   a question asked in direct speech, such as Why did you come?  
   Compare       indirect question  
direct-reading  
      adj   (of an instrument) calibrated so that a given quantity to be measured can be read directly off the scale without the need of a multiplying constant  
direct selling  
      n      another name for       direct marketing  
direct speech   ,   (esp. U.S.)   direct discourse  
      n   the reporting of what someone has said or written by quoting his exact words  
direct tax  
      n   a tax paid by the person or organization on which it is levied  
   Compare       indirect tax  
  direct taxation      n  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
direct         

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      vb  
1    administer, advise, call the shots, call the tune, conduct, control, dispose, govern, guide, handle, lead, manage, mastermind, oversee, preside over, regulate, rule, run, superintend, supervise  
2    bid, charge, command, demand, dictate, enjoin, instruct, order  
3    guide, indicate, lead, point in the direction of, point the way, show  
4    address, aim, cast, fix, focus, intend, level, mean, point, train, turn  
5    address, label, mail, route, send, superscribe  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collins
direct          [2]  
      adj  
1    candid, downright, frank, honest, man-to-man, matter-of-fact, open, outspoken, plain-spoken, round, sincere, straight, straightforward, upfront     (informal)  
2    absolute, blunt, categorical, downright, explicit, express, plain, point-blank, unambiguous, unequivocal  
3    nonstop, not crooked, shortest, straight, through, unbroken, undeviating, uninterrupted  
4    face-to-face, first-hand, head-on, immediate, personal  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    circuitous, crooked, devious, indirect, sly, subtle  
2    ambiguous, circuitous, indirect  
3    circuitous, crooked, indirect  
4    indirect, mediated  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
v.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
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