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Another word for direction

  1. Authoritative control over the affairs of others

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  2. The continuous exercise of authority over a political unit

      1. The act of administering; management; specif., the management of governmental or institutional affairs
      2. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
      3. The officials in the executive branch of a government and their policies and principles
      1. A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.
      2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
      3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
      1. The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
      2. The state of being governed.
      3. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
      1. Exercise of authority in a political unit; rule.
      2. The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
      3. The exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
      1. A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
      2. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
      3. Government; reign; control
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  3. An act or instance of guiding

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  4. An authoritative indication to be obeyed

      1. An authoritative command.
      2. An urgent request:
      3. An order, command, or request
      1. That which one is bidden to do; a command.
      2. A command or request
      3. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
      1. Expense; cost:
      2. Instruction or command, esp. instruction in points of law given by a judge to a jury
      3. An order, command, or injunction.
      1. The post where the person in command is stationed
      2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
      3. An order; direction; mandate
      1. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
      2. Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
      3. An authoritative command or order; mandate; precept; specif., any of the Ten Commandments
      1. A guiding principle:
      2. An authoritative command
      3. A guiding principle or requirement
      1. An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
      2. A general instruction or order issued authoritatively
      1. (Law) A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
      2. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
      3. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
      1. Imparted knowledge:
      2. An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order:
      3. A command or order
      1. In Roman law, a commission or contract by which a person undertakes to do something for another, without recompense but with indemnity against loss
      2. (Law) An order from a higher court or official to a lower one: a mandate on remission is a mandate from an appellate court to the lower court, communicating its decision in a case appealed
      3. The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order
      1. The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law:
      2. A style of building:
      3. A sequence or arrangement of successive things:
      1. Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter:
      2. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
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Another word for direction

  1. A position

      1. The primary optical element, such as a lens or mirror, in a microscope, camera, telescope, or other optical instrument, that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image.
      2. (Optics) The lens or lenses nearest to the object observed, as in a microscope or telescope, that serve to focus light to form the image of the object
      3. A thing or group of things existing independent of the mind.
      1. (Architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
      2. Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
      3. Way of carrying and conducting oneself; carriage; manner; mien
      1. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
      2. A part of a meal served at one time
      3. Development in a particular way; progress:
      1. An aspect, particular, or feature:
      2. A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
      3. Used with a personal pronoun as the object of various verbs to indicate progress toward an objective:
      1. (Biol.) The position or change of position of an organism or part under a stimulus such as gravity or light
      2. The direction followed in the course of a trend, movement, or development.
      3. (--- Psychol.) Awareness of one's environment as to time, space, objects, and persons
      1. Something forming or used to form the head, top, edge, or front; specif., an inscription at the top of a paragraph, chapter, page, section, etc., giving the title or topic
      2. (Nautical) The direction into which a seagoing or airborne vessel's bow is pointing (apparent heading) and/or the direction into which it is actually moving relative to the ground (true heading)
      3. The course or direction in which a ship or aircraft is pointing or moving.
      1. A means of reaching a goal:
      2. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another:
      3. A road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
      1. A course of action or conduct:
      2. A course or manner of conduct, thought, or procedure
      3. A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose:
      1. Awareness of something occurring or passing:
      2. A distinct selection from an audio or video recording, usually containing an individual work or part of a larger work:
      3. A course or line of motion or action; route; path; way
      1. An area of interest or activity; a sphere:
      2. An approximate degree or amount:
      3. An area; place; space
      1. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field:
      2. A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
      3. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function:
      1. A course or path:
      2. An open, generally public way for the passage of vehicles, people, and animals.
      3. A way; path; course
      1. The customary, proper, or natural position, time, or character
      2. The proper or designated role or function:
      3. A particular point that one has reached, as in a book:
      1. A locality; place
      2. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
      3. (Informal) Position or place in a schedule or listing
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  2. Supervision

  3. An order

      1. Expense; cost:
      2. The command to attack:
      3. A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation:
      1. A governmental order having the force of law.
      2. A rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
      3. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
      1. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
      2. (Law) A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
      3. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
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  4. A tendency

      1. This curve or tendency to curve
      2. A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric:
      3. The tendency of such a ball to swerve.
      1. A framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
      2. Any of a genus (Agrostis) of dense, low-growing perennial grasses that spread by putting out runners and are often used for lawns and golf greens
      3. An inclination; tendency
      1. A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
      2. A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
      1. Current style; vogue:
      2. A general tendency or course of events:
      3. An inclination in a particular direction.