direction/ dɪˈrɛk ʃən, ˈdaɪ- /
the act or an instance of directing.
the line along which anything lies, faces, moves, etc., with reference to the point or region toward which it is directed:
The storm moved in a northerly direction.
the point or region itself:
The direction is north.
a position on a line extending from a specific point toward a point of the compass or toward the nadir or the zenith.
a line of thought or action or a tendency or inclination:
the direction of contemporary thought.
Usually directions. instruction or guidance for making, using, etc.:
directions for baking a cake.