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An example use of direct in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… because it has a direct influence on …”
Direct means to go straight to a place without going around it.
the word direct occurs in english on average 118.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that direct can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) people, society, and culture;