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directed

[dih-rek-tid, dahy-] /dɪˈrɛk tɪd, daɪ-/
adjective
1.
guided, regulated, or managed:
a carefully directed program.
2.
subject to direction, guidance, regulation, etc.
3.
Mathematics. (of an angle or vector) having positive or negative direction or orientation assigned.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; direct + -ed2
Related forms
directedness, noun
overdirected, adjective
self-directed, adjective
well-directed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-directed

self-directed

adjective
1.
(of study, learning, etc) regulated or conducted by oneself

directed

/dɪˈrɛktɪd; daɪ-/
adjective
1.
(maths) (of a number, line, or angle) having either a positive or negative sign to distinguish measurement in one direction or orientation from that in the opposite direction or orientation
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