noun (Plural: data or datums)
- (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a single piece of information
- (philosophy) (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a fact known from direct observation
- (philosophy) (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a premise from which conclusions are drawn
- (cartography) (italbrac-open)plural: datums(italbrac-close) a fixed reference point
- the act of departing or something that has departed
- a deviation from a plan or procedure
- a death
- (context, geography) an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings
- (context, psychology) in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future
- (context, psychology) in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide
- (context, meteorology) an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes
- (context, economics) a period of major economic contraction
- The Great Depression (US history)
- (context, biology, physiology) a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation
- To manage, control, steer.
- To aim at.
- They directed their fire towards the men on the wall.
- He directed his question to the room in general.
- Straight, constant, without interruption.