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/dɪ'rekʃn, daɪ-; də`rɛkʃən, daɪ-/
1 (a) [C] course taken by a moving person or thing; way that a person or thing looks or faces 方向
*Tom went off in one direction and Harry in another. 汤姆朝一个方向走, 哈里则朝另一个方向走.
* The aircraft was flying in a northerly direction. 飞机正在向北飞去.
* The signpost points in a westerly direction. 路标指向西.
* When the police arrived, the crowd scattered in all directions. 警察一到, 人群就向四面八方散开了.
(b) [C] (fig 比喻) way in which sb/sth develops or is developed 趋向; 趋势; 动向
*new directions in current research 当前研究的新动向
* That is the present direction of government thinking. 这就是如今政府考虑问题的取向.
* We're making changes in various directions, ie of various types. 我们正在多方面进行改革.
2 [C usu pl 通常作复数] information or instructions about what to do, where to go, how to do sth, etc 指南; 指示; 说明书; 用法说明; 操作说明
*Simple directions for assembling the model are printed on the box. 盒上印有装配模型的简要说明.
* I gave him full directions to enable him to find the house. 我向他作了详细说明, 好让他能找到那房子.
3 directions [pl] address on a letter, parcel, etc (信件、包裹等上的)姓名地址
*The parcel was returned to the sender because the directions were incorrect. 包裹因姓名地址有误而退给了寄件人.
4 [U] management; supervision; guidance 管理; 监督; 指导; 指点
*He did the work under my direction. 他在我的指导下做这件事.
* She was entrusted with the direction of the project. 她受委托负责这项计划.
* He feels the need for firm direction, ie wants sb to guide and advise him. 他感到需要有人好好地指点自己.


2 directions
3【way something develops】
5【where from or where to】
the way something or someone moves, faces, or is aimed
 Which direction did they go in ?
in the direction of sth
 The suspects were last seen heading in the direction of Miami.
in sb's direction
 Tony glanced in her direction and their eyes met.
 The girls pointed in the opposite direction .
 On seeing me, Maurice changed direction and went along the wharf instead.
 As shots rang out, the crowd ran screaming in all directions .
from the direction of sth
 There was a loud scream from the direction of the children's pool.
in a southerly/easterly etc direction
 Continue in a southerly direction until you reach the road.
directions [plural]a) instructions about how to get from one place to another
 A very helpful woman gave me directions to the police station.
b) instructions about what to do
 Be sure you read the directions before using any piece of equipment.
the general way in which someone or something changes or develops
 We are happy with the direction the club is taking .
move/head/go in the right direction
 I believe that things are heading in the right direction in South Africa.
new/different/exciting etc direction
 The company is hoping to extend its operations in new directions.
control, management, or advice
under sb's direction
 Under Thompson's direction, the college has developed an international reputation.
where something comes from or where something leads
in a direction
 The evidence all points in this direction.
from a direction
 Help came from a wholly unexpected direction.
a general purpose or aim
 Her mother felt that Rachel's life lacked direction .
the instructions given to the actors and other people working on a film, play etc
a step in the right directionatstep1 (2)
1. But where the American is pressing for a specific decision, the Japanese is trying to devise a rather broad direction.

2. The ship lost its direction in the Cape.

3. Tom went off in one direction and Harry in another.
    汤姆朝一个方向走, 哈里则朝另一个方向走.

4. Thus the rods, by falling, and by the direction in which they fell, recorded for the slumbering scientist the strength of a shock that was too weak to waken him, and the direction from which it came.

5. This is of extreme importance when trying to analyze the direction-taking or decision-making process.

6. Thus, the direction of the meeting is a mutual attempt to reduce confrontation and achieve harmony.

7. To see the direction in which the British police are heading, consider the experience of the Northumbria police who have responsibility for law and order in 5,000 square kilometers of Northeast England.

8. No matter how much we like honey, or how much we have read about the uncanny sense of direction which bees possess,

9. Although an ocean wave gives the impression of a wall of water moving in your direction,

10. A second characteristic is based on "consensus opinion" and "bottom-up direction".