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di·rec·tive

 (dĭ-rĕk′tĭv, dī-)
n.
An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
adj.
Serving to direct, indicate, or guide.

directive

(dɪˈrɛktɪv; daɪ-)
n
an instruction; order
adj
1. tending to direct; directing
2. indicating direction

di•rec•tive

(dɪˈrɛk tɪv, daɪ-)

adj.
1. serving to direct; directing.
n.
2. an authoritative instruction or direction.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]

directive

1. A military communication in which policy is established or a specific action is ordered.
2. A plan issued with a view to putting it into effect when so directed, or in the event that a stated contingency arises.
3. Broadly speaking, any communication which initiates or governs action, conduct, or procedure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.directive - a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activitydirective - a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
dictum, pronouncement, say-so - an authoritative declaration
Presidential Directive - a directive issued by the President of the United States; usually addressed to all heads of departments and agencies
Adj.1.directive - showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress"
leading - going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"

directive

noun order, ruling, regulation, charge, notice, command, instruction, dictate, decree, mandate, canon, injunction, imperative, fiat, ordinance, edict Thanks to a new directive, labelling will be more specific.

directive

noun
An authoritative indication to be obeyed:
Translations
تَوْجيهي
instrukcepříkaz
direktivinstruks
käskkiri
direktiivi
beint, beina leiîleiîbeiningstrax, òegar í staî

directive

[dɪˈrektɪv] Ndirectiva f

directive

[daɪˈrɛktɪv dɪˈrɛktɪv] ndirective f
a government directive → une directive du gouvernement

directive

nDirektive f, → Weisung f

directive

[dɪˈrɛktɪv] ndirettiva, ordine m
a government directive → una disposizione governativa

direct

(diˈrekt) adjective
1. straight; following the quickest and shortest way. Is this the most direct route?
2. (of manner etc) straightforward and honest. a direct answer.
3. occurring as an immediate result. His dismissal was a direct result of his rudeness to the manager.
4. exact; complete. Her opinions are the direct opposite of his.
5. in an unbroken line of descent from father to son etc. He is a direct descendant of Napoleon.
verb
1. to point, aim or turn in a particular direction. He directed my attention towards the notice.
2. to show the way to. She directed him to the station.
3. to order or instruct. We will do as you direct.
4. to control or organize. A policeman was directing the traffic; to direct a film.
diˈrection (-ʃən) noun
1. (the) place or point to which one moves, looks etc. What direction did he go in?; They were heading in my direction (= towards me); I'll find my way all right – I've a good sense of direction.
2. guidance. They are under your direction.
3. (in plural) instructions (eg on how to get somewhere, use something etc). We asked the policeman for directions; I have lost the directions for this washing-machine.
4. the act of aiming or turning (something or someone) towards a certain point.
diˈrectional adjective
diˈrective (-tiv) noun
a general instruction from a higher authority about what is to be done etc.
diˈrectly adverb
1. in a direct manner. I went directly to the office.
2. almost at once. He will be here directly.
diˈrectness noun
diˈrector noun
a person or thing that directs, eg one of a group of persons who manage the affairs of a business or a person who is in charge of the making of a film, play etc. He is on the board of directors of our firm; The producer and the director quarrelled about the film.
diˈrectoryplural diˈrectories noun
a type of book giving names and addresses etc. a telephone directory.

directive

V. advance directive.
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