Direction vs Tendency - What's the difference?

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Direction is a related term of tendency.


As nouns the difference between direction and tendency

is that direction is the action of directing; pointing (something) or looking towards while tendency is a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.

direction

Noun

(en noun)
  • The action of directing; pointing (something) or looking towards.
  • * 1835 , Sir , Sir (James Clark Ross), Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1 , pp.284-5
  • Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction .
  • Guidance, instruction.
  • The work of the director in cinema or theater; the skill of directing a film, play etc.
  • (archaic) An address.
  • * 1796 , , (The Monk) , Folio Society 1985, p. 218:
  • Her aunt Leonella was still at Cordova, and she knew not her direction .
  • The path or course of a given movement, or moving body; an indication of the point toward or from which an object is moving.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=Judge Short had gone to town, and Farrar was off for a three days' cruise up the lake. I was bitterly regretting I had not gone with him when the distant notes of a coach horn reached my ear, and I descried a four-in-hand winding its way up the inn road from the direction of Mohair.}}
  • * 1900 , , (The House Behind the Cedars) , Chapter I,
  • Just before Warwick reached Liberty Point, a young woman came down Front Street from the direction of the market-house. When their paths converged, Warwick kept on down Front Street behind her, it having been already his intention to walk in this direction .

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    tendency

    English

    Noun

    (tendencies)
  • A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
  • Denim has a tendency to fade.
  • An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
  • a militant tendency

    Derived terms

    * multitendency

    Synonyms

    * inclination * disposition * propensity * penchant * trend