# Use a three by three

What word does the image below represent?

• Just want to add, no knowledge required other than trivial. You just have to use the information from the title and then try to make sense of the image to find the word. Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 17:45
• Is there any meaningful difference between the 2nd and 3rd almost-same images on each of rows 4, 5, 8 and 10? Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 17:58
• @WeatherVane No, no difference. They're considered the same. Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 18:19

I think the word represented is

DIRECTIONS

Reasoning

Each square represents a direction. Single lines represent north, south, east, west while angles represent north-east, north-west, south-east, south-west.
Each line represents the drawing of a letter. The first square in each line represents how to get the start point from the middle of the letter and the subsequent squares represent the direction our pen needs to move in order to draw the letter - in order we have D,I,R,E,C,T,I,O,N,S.

Example

If we take the first line as an example. Starting at the red dot in the picture below, go south-west (represented by the first square) to find the black dot - this is where we start drawing. The subsequent directions lead us all the way around the letter D and back to the black dot. The original red dot is the centre of the image.

Title

We can visualise the drawing as moving between the centres of squares in a 3x3 grid where the initial (red) point is always in the centre square.

• That's the correct answer, well done! Commented Oct 21, 2023 at 5:34