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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


(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.


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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HHMR is dedicated to serving the legal needs of developers, general contractors, and other construction professionals throughout Colorado, both in direct retention relationships and as assigned insurance defense counsel.
For example, classifying customers into high-, medium-, and low-value customers not only allows differentiation of products/services according to expected customer value but provides an objective basis to direct retention efforts toward high-value customers.
Our successful high school extension program is working - enrolments in the first 12 extension schools are up from 57 per cent to 58.3 per cent since 2014, and direct retention rates from year 10 to year 11 remain at a ten year high.

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