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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Direct  \Di*rect"\,  a.  (Political  Science) 
  Pertaining  to  or  effected  immediately  by  action  of  the 
  people  through  their  votes  instead  of  through  one  or  more 
  representatives  or  delegates;  as  direct  nomination,  direct 
  legislation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demonstration  \Dem`on*stra"tion\,  n.  [L.  demonstratio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]monstration.] 
  1.  The  act  of  demonstrating;  an  exhibition;  proof; 
  especially,  proof  beyond  the  possibility  of  doubt; 
  indubitable  evidence,  to  the  senses  or  reason. 
 
  Those  intervening  ideas  which  serve  to  show  the 
  agreement  of  any  two  others  are  called  ``proofs;'' 
  and  where  agreement  or  disagreement  is  by  this  means 
  plainly  and  clearly  perceived,  it  is  called 
  demonstration.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  An  expression,  as  of  the  feelings,  by  outward  signs;  a 
  manifestation;  a  show 
 
  Did  your  letters  pierce  the  queen  to  any 
  demonstration  of  grief?  --Shak. 
 
  Loyal  demonstrations  toward  the  prince.  --Prescott. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  The  exhibition  and  explanation  of  a  dissection  or 
  other  anatomical  preparation. 
 
  4.  (Mil.)  a  decisive  exhibition  of  force,  or  a  movement 
  indicating  an  attack. 
 
  5.  (Logic)  The  act  of  proving  by  the  syllogistic  process,  or 
  the  proof  itself 
 
  6.  (Math.)  A  course  of  reasoning  showing  that  a  certain 
  result  is  a  necessary  consequence  of  assumed  premises;  -- 
  these  premises  being  definitions,  axioms,  and  previously 
  established  propositions. 
 
  {Direct},  or  {Positive},  {demonstration}  (Logic  &  Math.),  one 
  in  which  the  correct  conclusion  is  the  immediate  sequence 
  of  reasoning  from  axiomatic  or  established  premises;  -- 
  opposed  to 
 
  {Indirect},  or  {Negative},  {demonstration}  (called  also 
  {reductio  ad  absurdum}),  in  which  the  correct  conclusion 
  is  an  inference  from  the  demonstration  that  any  other 
  hypothesis  must  be  incorrect. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tax  \Tax\,  n.  [F.  taxe,  fr  taxer  to  tax,  L.  taxare  to  touch, 
  sharply,  to  feel  handle,  to  censure,  value,  estimate,  fr 
  tangere  tactum  to  touch.  See  {Tangent},  and  cf  {Task}, 
  {Taste}.] 
  1.  A  charge,  especially  a  pecuniary  burden  which  is  imposed 
  by  authority.  Specifically: 
  a  A  charge  or  burden  laid  upon  persons  or  property  for 
  the  support  of  a  government. 
 
  A  farmer  of  taxes  is  of  all  creditors, 
  proverbially  the  most  rapacious.  --Macaulay. 
  b  Especially,  the  sum  laid  upon  specific  things  as  upon 
  polls,  lands,  houses,  income,  etc.;  as  a  land  tax;  a 
  window  tax;  a  tax  on  carriages,  and  the  like 
 
  Note:  Taxes  are  {annual}  or  {perpetual},  {direct}  or 
  {indirect},  etc 
  c  A  sum  imposed  or  levied  upon  the  members  of  a  society 
  to  defray  its  expenses. 
 
  2.  A  task  exacted  from  one  who  is  under  control;  a 
  contribution  or  service,  the  rendering  of  which  is  imposed 
  upon  a  subject. 
 
  3.  A  disagreeable  or  burdensome  duty  or  charge;  as  a  heavy 
  tax  on  time  or  health. 
 
  4.  Charge;  censure.  [Obs.]  --Clarendon. 
 
  5.  A  lesson  to  be  learned;  a  task.  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
 
  {Tax  cart},  a  spring  cart  subject  to  a  low  tax.  [Eng.] 
 
  Syn:  Impost;  tribute;  contribution;  duty;  toll;  rate; 
  assessment;  exaction;  custom;  demand. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Direct  \Di*rect"\,  a.  [L.  directus  p.  p.  of  dirigere  to  direct: 
  cf  F.  direct.  See  {Dress},  and  cf  {Dirge}.] 
  1.  Straight;  not  crooked,  oblique,  or  circuitous;  leading  by 
  the  short  or  shortest  way  to  a  point  or  end  as  a  direct 
  line  direct  means 
 
  What  is  direct  to  what  slides  by  the  question. 
  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Straightforward;  not  of  crooked  ways,  or  swerving  from 
  truth  and  openness;  sincere;  outspoken. 
 
  Be  even  and  direct  with  me  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Immediate;  express;  plain;  unambiguous. 
 
  He  nowhere,  that  I  know  says  it  in  direct  words 
  --Locke. 
 
  A  direct  and  avowed  interference  with  elections. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  4.  In  the  line  of  descent;  not  collateral;  as  a  descendant 
  in  the  direct  line 
 
  5.  (Astron.)  In  the  direction  of  the  general  planetary 
  motion,  or  from  west  to  east;  in  the  order  of  the  signs; 
  not  retrograde;  --  said  of  the  motion  of  a  celestial  body. 
 
  {Direct  action}.  (Mach.)  See  {Direct-acting}. 
 
  {Direct  discourse}  (Gram.),  the  language  of  any  one  quoted 
  without  change  in  its  form  as  he  said  ``I  can  not 
  come;''  --  correlative  to  {indirect  discourse},  in  which 
  there  is  change  of  form  as  he  said  that  he  could  not 
  come  They  are  often  called  respectively  by  their  Latin 
  names  {oratio  directa},  and  {oratio  obliqua}. 
 
  {Direct  evidence}  (Law),  evidence  which  is  positive  or  not 
  inferential;  --  opposed  to  {circumstantial,  or  indirect, 
  evidence}.  --  This  distinction,  however,  is  merely  formal, 
  since  there  is  no  direct  evidence  that  is  not 
  circumstantial,  or  dependent  on  circumstances  for  its 
  credibility.  --Wharton. 
 
  {Direct  examination}  (Law),  the  first  examination  of  a 
  witness  in  the  orderly  course,  upon  the  merits.  --Abbott. 
 
  {Direct  fire}  (Mil.),  fire,  the  direction  of  which  is 
  perpendicular  to  the  line  of  troops  or  to  the  parapet 
  aimed  at 
 
  {Direct  process}  (Metal.),  one  which  yields  metal  in  working 
  condition  by  a  single  process  from  the  ore.  --Knight. 
 
  {Direct  tax},  a  tax  assessed  directly  on  lands,  etc.,  and 
  polls,  distinguished  from  taxes  on  merchandise,  or 
  customs,  and  from  excise. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Direct  \Di*rect"\,  v.  i. 
  To  give  direction;  to  point  out  a  course;  to  act  as  guide. 
 
  Wisdom  is  profitable  to  direct.  --Eccl.  x.  10. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Direct  \Di*rect"\,  n.  (Mus.) 
  A  character,  thus  [?],  placed  at  the  end  of  a  staff  on  the 
  line  or  space  of  the  first  note  of  the  next  staff,  to  apprise 
  the  performer  of  its  situation.  --Moore  (Encyc.  of  Music). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Direct  \Di*rect"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Directed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Directing}.] 
  1.  To  arrange  in  a  direct  or  straight  line  as  against  a 
  mark,  or  towards  a  goal;  to  point;  to  aim  as  to  direct 
  an  arrow  or  a  piece  of  ordnance. 
 
  2.  To  point  out  or  show  to  (any  one),  as  the  direct  or  right 
  course  or  way  to  guide,  as  by  pointing  out  the  way  as 
  he  directed  me  to  the  left-hand  road. 
 
  The  Lord  direct  your  into  the  love  of  God.  --2 
  Thess.  iii.  5. 
 
  The  next  points  to  which  I  will  direct  your 
  attention.  --Lubbock. 
 
  3.  To  determine  the  direction  or  course  of  to  cause  to  go  on 
  in  a  particular  manner;  to  order  in  the  way  to  a  certain 
  end  to  regulate;  to  govern;  as  to  direct  the  affairs  of 
  a  nation  or  the  movements  of  an  army. 
 
  I  will  direct  their  work  in  truth.  --Is.  lxi.  8. 
 
  4.  To  point  out  to  with  authority;  to  instruct  as  a  superior; 
  to  order  as  he  directed  them  to  go 
 
  I  'll  first  direct  my  men  what  they  shall  do 
  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  put  a  direction  or  address  upon  to  mark  with  the  name 
  and  residence  of  the  person  to  whom  anything  is  sent;  to 
  superscribe;  as  to  direct  a  letter. 
 
  Syn:  To  guide;  lead;  conduct;  dispose;  manage;  regulate; 
  order  instruct;  command. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  direct 
  adj  1:  direct  in  spatial  dimensions;  proceeding  without  deviation 
  or  interruption;  straight  and  short;  "a  direct  route"; 
  "a  direct  flight";  "a  direct  hit"  [ant:  {indirect}] 
  2:  immediate  or  direct  in  bearing  or  force;  having  nothing 
  intervening;  "in  direct  sunlight";  "in  direct  contact  with 
  the  voters";  "direct  exposure  to  the  disease";  "a  direct 
  link";  "the  direct  cause  of  the  accident" 
  3:  extended  senses  direct  in  means  or  manner  or  behavior  or 
  language  or  action  "a  direct  question";  "a  direct 
  response";  "a  direct  approach"  [ant:  {indirect}] 
  4:  in  a  straight  unbroken  line  of  descent  from  parent  to  child; 
  "lineal  ancestors";  "lineal  heirs";  "a  direct  descendant 
  of  the  king";  "direct  heredity"  [syn:  {lineal}]  [ant:  {collateral}] 
  5:  (astronomy)  moving  from  west  to  east  on  the  celestial 
  sphere;  or--for  planets--around  the  sun  in  the  same 
  direction  as  the  Earth  [ant:  {retrograde}] 
  6:  (mathematics)  varying  in  the  same  manner  as  another 
  quantity;  "a  term  is  in  direct  proportion  to  another  term 
  if  it  increases  (or  decreases)  as  the  other  increases  (or 
  decreases)"  [ant:  {inverse}] 
  7:  (electricity)  of  a  current  flowing  in  one  direction  only; 
  not  alternating;  "direct  current"  [ant:  {alternating}] 
  8:  as  an  immediate  result  or  consequence;  "a  direct  result  of 
  the  accident" 
  9:  in  precisely  the  same  words  used  by  a  writer  or  speaker;  "a 
  direct  quotation";  "repeated  their  dialog  verbatim"  [syn: 
  {verbatim}] 
  10:  effected  directly  by  action  of  the  voters  rather  than 
  through  elected  representatives;  "many  people  favor 
  direct  election  of  the  President  rather  than  election  by 
  the  Electoral  College" 
  11:  exact;  "the  direct  opposite" 
  adv  :  without  deviation;  "the  path  leads  directly  to  the  lake"; 
  "went  direct  to  the  office"  [syn:  {directly},  {straight}] 
  v  1:  command  with  authority;  "He  directed  the  children  to  do 
  their  homework" 
  2:  intend  something  to  move  towards  a  certain  goal;  "He  aimed 
  his  fists  towards  his  opponent's  face";  "criticism 
  directed  at  her  superior";  "direct  your  anger  towards 
  others  not  towards  yourself"  [syn:  {target},  {aim},  {place}, 
  {point}] 
  3:  guide  the  actors  in  (plays  and  films) 
  4:  be  in  charge  of 
  5:  take  somebody  somewhere;  "We  lead  him  to  our  chief";  "can 
  you  take  me  to  the  main  entrance?";  "He  conducted  us  to 
  the  palace"  [syn:  {lead},  {take},  {conduct},  {guide}] 
  6:  cause  to  go  somewhere;  "The  explosion  sent  the  car  flying  in 
  the  air";  "She  sent  her  children  to  camp";  "He  directed 
  all  his  energies  into  his  dissertation"  [syn:  {send}] 
  7:  aim  or  direct  at  as  of  blows,  weapons,  or  objects  such  as 
  photographic  equipment;  "Please  don't  aim  at  your  little 
  brother!"  "He  trained  his  gun  on  the  burglar";  "Don't 
  train  your  camera  on  the  women";  "Take  a  swipe  at  one's 
  opponent"  [syn:  {aim},  {take},  {train},  {take  aim}] 
  8:  lead;  "conduct  an  orchestra"  [syn:  {conduct},  {lead}] 
  9:  give  directions  to  point  somebody  into  a  certain  direction; 
  "I  directed  them  towards  the  town  hall"  [syn:  {point}] 
  10:  specifically  design  a  product,  event,  or  activity  for  a 
  certain  public  [syn:  {calculate},  {aim}] 
  11:  direct  the  course;  determine  the  direction  of  travelling 
  [syn:  {steer},  {maneuver},  {manouevre},  {point},  {head}, 
  {guide}] 
  12:  put  an  address  on  (an  envelope,  for  example)  [syn:  {address}] 
  13:  plan  and  direct  (a  complex  undertaking);  "he  masterminded 
  the  robber"  [syn:  {mastermind},  {engineer},  {organize},  {orchestrate}] 




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