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Direction and ways of getting to a place

direction

noun

the path that someone or something moves along when going towards a place

detour

noun

a way of going from one place to another that is not the shortest or usual way

path

noun

a way from one place to another passing through a lot of people or around a lot of objects

course

noun

the direction that a vehicle, especially a ship or plane, is travelling in or plans to travel in

passage

noun

a way through a place, especially when this is difficult

track

noun

the direction in which something moves

line

noun

the direction or path along which someone or something moves or looks

way

noun

the direction in which something is standing or moving

passage

noun

movement past, over, or through a place

angle

noun

the direction from which something comes, or the direction from which you look at something, especially when it is not directly in front of you

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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