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:

    Traditionally in American society, men have been trained for both competition and teamwork through sports, while women have been reared to merge their welfare with that of the family, with fewer opportunities for either independence or other team identifications, and fewer challenges to direct competition. In effect, women have been circumscribed within that unit where the benefit of one is most easily believed to be the benefit of all.
    Mary Catherine Bateson (b. 1939)

    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)

    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)