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Direct

As a verb, to point to; guide; order; command; instruct. To advise; suggest; request. As an adjective, immediate; proximate; by the shortest course; without circuity; operating by an immediate connection or relation, instead of operating through an intermediary; the opposite of indirect. In the usual or regular course or order, as distinguished from that which diverts, interrupts, or opposes. The opposite of cross, contrary, collateral, or remote. Without any intervening medium, agency, or influence; unconditional.

direct

(Forthright), adjective aboveboard, blunt, clear, explicit, face to face, forthright, frank, genuine, guileless, honest, ingenuous, open, outspoken, plain, pointed, rectus, sincere, straightforward, summary, transparent, truthful, unaffected, unambiguous, unconstrained, undeceitful, undeceiving, undeceptive, undesigning, undisguising, unfeigning, unpretending, unreserved, unrestrained, veracious, veridical

direct

(Straight), adjective aimed, guided, linear, rectilineal, steered, straightaway, true, unbent, unbroken, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, unturned, unwarped, without a bend, without circummocution, without divergence
Associated concepts: direct and proximate cause, direct attack, direct benefit, direct cause, direct contempt, direct control, direct damages, direct descendants, direct eviience, direct interest, direct knowledge, direct loss, direct result, direct route, direct tax, direct testimony, direct trust

direct

(Uninterrupted), adjective connected, continual, continuous, progressive, steady, straight, successive, unbroken, unending, unfaltering, unstopped

direct

(Order), verb adjure, bid, call upon, charge, command, decree, demand, dictate, enjoin, give a direccive, give an order, give directions, give instructions, give orders, govern, instruct, issue a command, issue a decree, issue an order, ordain, prescribe, rule, set a task, signal, tell
Associated concepts: directed verdict

direct

(Show), verb conduct, designate, guide, hooini viam monstrare, indicate, instruct, lead, navigate, point, point out, steer

direct

(Supervise), verb administer, administrare, assign, be master, boss, coach, command, control, dirigere, dominate, educate, engineer, exerrise authority, exercise supervision, govern, guide, head, lead, look after, manage, mastermind, oversee, preside, preside over, regere, regulate, rule, stage, steer, take command
See also: accurate, administer, advise, apparent, appoint, arrange, candid, cause, charge, clear, coherent, command, compact, compel, conduct, control, counsel, decree, demand, determine, dictate, discipline, dispatch, edify, educate, enforce, enjoin, explicit, express, govern, handle, hold, impose, inculcate, indicate, influence, initiate, instill, manage, mandamus, manipulate, militate, moderate, motivate, nurture, officiate, operate, order, overlook, oversee, pithy, possess, predominate, prescribe, preside, prevail, program, provide, recommend, regulate, require, rule, send, sententious, sincere, straightforward, subpoena, summary, superintend, unaffected, undistorted, wield

DIRECT. Straight forward; not collateral.
     2. The direct line of descents for example, is formed by a series of degrees between persons who descend one from another. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 886.

EVIDENCE, DIRECT. That which applies immediately to the fadum probandum, without any intervening process; as, if A testifies he saw B inflict a mortal wound on C, of which he, instantly died. 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 13.

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Direct costs analysis plus at least some estimation of any isolation costs may be a starting point, while those looking to employ an assay which has already had a detailed published economic analysis may find an extrapolation approach fruitful.
First, direct costs likely were underestimated because MEPS does not capture costs associated with complementary and alternative medicines (persons with arthritis are among the major consumers of these medicines [7]), long-term mental health services, and nondurable medical goods.
Army agency, under pressure by the agency head to reduce overhead rates, reclassified personnel benefits as direct costs to the extent they could be associated with direct personnel payroll.
In Stoeppelwerth's book, he recommended applying a markup to the direct costs of every job to recoup overhead expenses and turn a profit.
While megaservicers tended to have lower direct costs on a per-loan basis than smaller servicers, there were high-performing, low-direct-cost companies in each peer group arranged by size.
With the inclusion of commercial-based services and quality of life additions, the new program is estimated to increase direct cost by 13 percent; however, planned efficiencies in the new program will reduce both storage and claims costs.
Of these, 40 percent report that each $1 of direct costs produces between $3 and $5 of indirect costs, with the median average being $3.
The Liberty Mutual Workplace Index this spring provided the first-ever ranking of the 10 leading causes of workplace accidents based on the direct cost of each accident cause.
2) However, to date, the direct costs of prepacks have not been compared to the costs of traditional Chapter 11s and workouts over the same time period.
In addition to these deductions, General Signal claimed deductions equal to 35 percent of the prior year's qualified direct costs (other than insurance premiums) for incurred but unclaimed medical benefits without demonstrating a reasonable necessity for the amounts.
SFAS 91, issued in December 1986, narrowed the definition of initial direct costs and amended the reporting requirements of SFAS 13 concerning initial direct costs incurred by lessors in direct financing leases.