Directly

Definition of Directly

Di`rect´ly
adv.1.In a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
Indirectly and directly too
Thou hast contrived against the very life
Of the defendant.
- Shak.
2.In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means.
3.Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
No man hath hitherto been so impious as plainly and directly to condemn prayer.
- Hooker.
4.Exactly; just.
Stand you directly in Antonius' way.
- Shak.
5.Straightforwardly; honestly.
I have dealt most directly in thy affair.
- Shak.
6.Manifestly; openly.
Desdemona is directly in love with him.
- Shak.
7.Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately.
8.Immediately after; as soon as.
Directly he stopped, the coffin was removed.
- Dickens.
Directly proportional
(Math.) proportional in the order of the terms; increasing or decreasing together, and with a constant ratio; - opposed to inversely proportional.

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