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direct

adjective (STRAIGHT)    /daɪˈrekt/ /dɪ-/
B1 going in a straight line towards somewhere or someone without stopping or changing direction : a direct route / line Is there a direct train to Edinburgh?Describing angles, lines and orientations B2 without anyone or anything else being involved or between: She decided to take direct control of the project . He denied that he had any direct involvement in the deal . Have you any direct experience of this kind of work ? He left as a direct result / consequence of what she said. There is a direct link / connection between smoking and lung cancer .Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen direct light/heat strong light or heat that has nothing protecting and separating you from it: This plant should be kept out of direct sunlight .Physically strong and powerful direct relation/relative/descendant a relation who is related to you through one of your parents , not through an aunt or uncle , etc.: Diana is a direct descendant of Robert Peel .Family relations in general directness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of direct adjective (STRAIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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