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direct address

Grammar. the use of a term or name for the person spoken to, as in securing the attention of that person; use of a vocative form.
Computers. See under indirect address. Unabridged
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  • Common uses of commas in letters are in the date and address, greetings and closings, introductory words and in direct address.
Contemporary definitions for direct address

the specification of the location of data to be used as an operand, the computer memory address included as part of the instruction; cf. indirect address

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