In the truest sense, there is only one direction, known in English as North because all other "directions" are defined in relation to North.
North is defined geophysically by the magnetic pull of the Earth, and astronomically by Polaris (which means Pole star). There are 360 angles, consisting of three successive 90 Degree shifts away from North, known as East, South and West; all of which are all determined in relation to North. This axiom that there really is only one direction (the Earth's magnet pull), is evidenced by the fact that all "directions" except North are contingent, subordinate and defined in relation to the Earth's Pull.
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