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:

    A temple, you know, was anciently “an open place without a roof,” whose walls served merely to shut out the world and direct the mind toward heaven; but a modern meeting-house shuts out the heavens, while it crowds the world into still closer quarters.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    One merit in Carlyle, let the subject be what it may, is the freedom of prospect he allows, the entire absence of cant and dogma. He removes many cartloads of rubbish, and leaves open a broad highway. His writings are all unfenced on the side of the future and the possible. Though he does but inadvertently direct our eyes to the open heavens, nevertheless he lets us wander broadly underneath, and shows them to us reflected in innumerable pools and lakes.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The most passionate, consistent, extreme and implacable enemy of the Enlightenment and ... all forms of rationalism ... was Johann Georg Hamann. His influence, direct and indirect, upon the romantic revolt against universalism and scientific method ... was considerable and perhaps crucial.
    Isaiah Berlin (b. 1909)