What is direct?

  • (adj): In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker.
    Example: "A direct quotation"
    Synonyms: verbatim
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on direct:

Direct Marketing
... Direct marketing is a channel-agnostic form of advertising that allows businesses and nonprofits organizations to communicate straight to the customer, with advertising techniques that can include Cell Phone ... Direct marketing messages emphasize a focus on the customer, data, and accountability ... Characteristics that distinguish direct marketing are Marketing messages are addressed directly to the customer and/or customers ...
Daniel Hannan - Publications
... He was the co-founder of Direct Democracy and co-author, along with 27 Conservative MPs elected in 2005, of Direct Democracy An Agenda for a New Model Party, which proposes the wholesale ...
Direct - Mathematics
... Directed set, in order theory Direct limit of (pre), sheaves. ...
Direct Line
... Direct Line, part of the Direct Line Group, is a company that specialises in selling insurance and other financial services sold directly to consumers by telephone and the internet ... until 2012, when the division was partially separated to form a new business, the Direct Line Group ... While part of RBS, Direct Line was effectively nationalised alongside RBS in November 2008 during the banking crisis, due to the financial crisis, and RBS's dependency on UK taxpayers ...
NHS Direct - History and Background
... NHS Direct was launched in 1998 after the government identified a need for a telephone health advice line staffed by nurses as part of its plans to modernise the NHS ... The aim of NHS Direct, as stated by the government in the NHS White Paper, The New NHS, was "to provide people at home with easier and faster advice and information about health ... The NHS Direct telephone service began taking calls in three contact centres in Lancashire, Northumbria and Milton Keynes in March 1998 ...

More definitions of "direct":

  • (adj): Extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action.
    Example: "A direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
  • (adj): Effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives.
    Example: "Many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"
  • (verb): Put an address on (an envelope, for example).
    Synonyms: address
  • (adj): In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.
    Example: "A direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
    Synonyms: lineal
  • (verb): Command with authority.
    Example: "He directed the children to do their homework"
  • (adj): As an immediate result or consequence.
    Example: "A direct result of the accident"
  • (verb): Cause to go somewhere.
    Synonyms: send
  • (adj): Similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.
    Example: "A term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
  • (adj): Exact.
    Example: "The direct opposite"
  • (adj): Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth.
  • (verb): Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
    Synonyms: calculate, aim
  • (verb): Be in charge of.
  • (verb): Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.
    Example: "Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
    Synonyms: target, aim, place, point
  • (adj): Immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening.
    Example: "In direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"
  • (verb): Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction.
    Example: "I directed them towards the town hall"
  • (verb): Aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment.
    Synonyms: aim, take, train, take aim
  • (adv): Without deviation.
    Example: "Went direct to the office"
    Synonyms: directly, straight
  • (verb): Guide the actors in (plays and films).
  • (adj): Of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating.
    Example: "Direct current"
  • (adj): Direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.
    Example: "A direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
  • (verb): Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
    Synonyms: conduct, lead

Famous quotes containing the word direct:

    I should say that the most prominent scientific men of our country, and perhaps of this age, are either serving the arts and not pure science, or are performing faithful but quite subordinate labors in particular departments. They make no steady and systematic approaches to the central fact.... There is wanting constant and accurate observation with enough of theory to direct and discipline it. But, above all, there is wanting genius.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Computer mediation seems to bathe action in a more conditional light: perhaps it happened; perhaps it didn’t. Without the layered richness of direct sensory engagement, the symbolic medium seems thin, flat, and fragile.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951)

    However strongly they resist it, our kids have to learn that as adults we need the companionship and love of other adults. The more direct we are about our needs, the easier it may be for our children to accept those needs. Their jealousy may come from a fear that if we adults love each other we might not have any left for them. We have to let them know that it’s a different kind of love.
    —Ruth Davidson Bell. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 3 (1978)