Direct

Direct may refer to:

  • Direct current, a direct flow of electricity
  • Direct examination, the in-trial questioning of a witness by the party who has called him or her to testify
  • Direct sum of modules, a construction in abstract algebra which combines several vector spaces
  • Direct (Vangelis album), 1988 album by Vangelis
  • Direct (EP), a 2002 EP by The 77s
  • Direct (Tower of Power album), 1981
  • DirectX, a proprietary dynamic media platform
  • Mars Direct, a proposal for a manned mission to Mars
  • DIRECT, a proposed space shuttle-derived launch vehicle

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Famous quotes containing the word direct:

    Of course it is of no use to direct our steps to the woods, if they do not carry us thither. I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit.... What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Besides, our action on each other, good as well as evil, is so incidental and at random, that we can seldom hear the acknowledgments of any person who would thank us for a benefit, without some shame and humiliation. We can rarely strike a direct stroke, but must be content with an oblique one; we seldom have the satisfaction of yielding a direct benefit, which is directly received.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The shortest route is not the most direct one, but rather the one where the most favorable winds swell our sails:Mthat is the lesson that seafarers teach. Not to abide by this lesson is to be obstinate: here, firmness of character is tainted with stupidity.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)