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direct

1. (of government, decisions, etc.) by or from the electorate rather than through representatives
2. Logic Maths (of a proof) progressing from the premises to the conclusion, rather than eliminating the possibility of the falsehood of the conclusion
3. Astronomy moving from west to east on the celestial sphere
4. 
a. of or relating to direct current
b. (of a secondary induced current) having the same direction as the primary current
5. Music
a. (of motion) in the same direction
b. (of an interval or chord) in root position; not inverted

Direct

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

When a planet is moving from west to east in the natural order of the zodiac, it is said to be moving direct. Direct is the antonym to retrograde, which is the apparent movement of a planet backward through the zodiac.

direct

A straight-line flight between two navigation aids, fixes, points, or any combination thereof. It is that portion of flight not flown on radials or courses of established airways. When used by pilots to describe off-airway routes, the points defining direct route segments become compulsory reporting points unless the aircraft is under radar contact. Also called direct flight.
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There is a direct relationship between the number of enablers and the success of PBL implementation.
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170A-1(c)(5) states that "[t]ransfers of property to [a charitable organization] which bear a direct relationship to the taxpayer's trade or business and which are made with a reasonable expectation of financial return commensurate with the amount of the transfer may constitute allowable deductions as trade or business expenses rather than as charitable contributions.
The foundation of his esthetic strategy--one based on Modernism--is to reduce objects into models that stand in a direct relationship to the banal, everyday object.
The first is wrong because it fails to credit marketing with any productive role or recognize a direct relationship between marketing expenditures and sales results.
The researchers discovered a direct relationship between loss of bone density and high concentrations of an enzyme linked to immune disorders and found in white blood cells.
170(c) organizations if the taxpayer can show that the donations "bear a direct relationship to the taxpayer's business and are made with a reasonable expectation of a financial return commensurate with the amount of the donation.
Current research has confirmed, a direct relationship between permeability and density, directly relating green sand compression to clay levels as squeeze pressure increases.
The report also reflects better evidence that a direct relationship exists between alcohol and a rise in blood pressure.