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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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At no time was there any direct contact between the U.
While those who had direct contact with the boy had been placed under 'surveillance' or strict health monitoring, Iturralde said there was no recommendation yet to place them in isolation.
Ebola doesn't spread through the air like flu or measles, it's a virus that spreads by direct contact.
Chukwu said Friday in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, that the two new cases are spouses of patients who had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who flew into the country last month with the virus and infected 11 others before he died.
For the user there are again two categories of compressed air usage; direct contact and indirect contact.
Summary: The BBC has said it will make direct contact with police to provide full support over the "disturbing allegations" made about abuse involving Sir Jimmy Savile.
The sheriff included an ancillary provision giving annual direct contact to the parents, as well as indirect contact.
International Resource News-February 16, 2012--SPX Heat Transfer Inc receives contract for four advanced direct contact condensers for geothermal power plant(C)1994-2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
Visitors had direct contact with three participants' flocks multiple times per week; for other flocks, visitors had direct contact three times or less per year.
PESHAWAR, October 15, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Federal Government has imposed ban on government employees direct contact with media and summoned lists of all those government employees who are working with private departments after official timings.
By PESHAWAR, October 15, 2010 (Frontier Star): Federal Government has imposed ban on government employees direct contact with media and summoned lists of all those government employees who are working with private departments after official timings.
NO DIRECT contact has been made with a UKflagged tanker attacked by Somali pirates since it was seized, the ship's managers said last night.