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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
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
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(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.

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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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Of these five samples, all of the neonates showed a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) with the mother's respective alloantibody eluted from the newborn's red cells.
One of the key tests in helping to distinguish classes of hemolytic anemia is the direct antiglobulin test (DAT).
Direct antiglobulin test was done using LISS Coombs gel card; 50 [micro]L of the red cell suspension was added to the appropriate microtube and it was centrifuged for 10 minutes.
The hallmark of this group of diseases is the positive result of the direct antiglobulin test (DAT), which detects a coating of immunoglobulin or components of complement on the RBC surface.
The jaundice was felt to be due to ABO hemolytic disease of the newborn (mother O negative, newborn B negative, direct antiglobulin test positive) and was treated successfully by a 36-h regimen of phototherapy.
MAHA is defined as nonimmune hemolysis (i.e., negative direct antiglobulin test) with prominent red cell fragmentation (schistocytes) observed on the peripheral blood smear.
We found a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) due to primarily complement sensitization (+4) with C3d specificity and IgG was negative.

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