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Meaning of directed by Wiktionary Dictionary



    directed ( comparative more directed, superlative most directed )

    1. In a manner emphasizing one's point of view .
    2. ( graph theory ) Having the properties of a directed graph .


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Explanation of directed by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. manageable by a supervising agent

    2. a directed program of study
    3. having a specified direction

    4. a positively directed vector

    Definition of directed by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Direct v. t. [imp. & p. p. Directed; p. pr. & vb. n. Directing.]
      1. To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, “to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance”.

      2. To point out or show to ( any one ), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, “he directed me to the left-hand road”.

      The Lord direct your into the love of God. 2 Thess. iii. 5.

      The next points to which I will direct your attention. Lubbock.

      3. To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, “to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army”.

      I will direct their work in truth. Is. lxi. 8.

      4. To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, “he directed them to go”.

      I 'll first direct my men what they shall do. Shak.

      5. To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, “to direct a letter”.

      Syn. -- To guide; lead; conduct; dispose; manage; regulate; order; instruct; command.

    2. directed adj.
      1. having a specified direction; often used in combination; as, “goal-directed”.

      2. marked with a destination; -- of mail or parcels; as, “I throw away all mail directed to resident'”. Opposite of unaddressed.

      Syn. -- addressed.