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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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We have had no direct contact with the ship since it was hijacked.
Immersion in a new and unfamiliar cultural milieu and direct contact with human suffering through service work poses a "disorienting dilemma" for participants.
It must not be forgotten, after all, that a new school of "subjective photography" had also begun to take hold in the '50s--Otto Steinert would soon have great influence on the Spanish scene--and that, through his father, the artist had had direct contact with the vanguard photography of the early decades of the century.
In Latin America, direct contact with business partners--and potential partners--is key to sealing the deal.
We never had a staff meeting, and our only direct contact was a dinner we shared at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.
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Evaporative effects were found to be limited primarily to the layer in direct contact with the heated surface.
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The FBI Intelligence Bulletin is intended to provide information to patrol officers and other law enforcement personnel who have direct contact with the general public.
You essentially have direct contact with your fans.
Moran data, gathered through public record research and direct contact with trial attorneys, is a primary source of information for lawyers in assessing jury verdicts and awards for specific types of civil suits, ranging from discrimination cases to product liability cases.
People and animals acquire ticks only by direct contact.