Directive definition

dĭ-rĕktĭv, dī-
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Serving to direct, indicate, or guide.
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Indicating direction.
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An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
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Directing; tending or intended to direct.
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A directive is defined as an order or an official instruction.

When your boss orders you to call a client, this is an example of a directive.

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An authoritative decision from an official body, which may or may not have binding force.
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A general instruction or order issued authoritatively.
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(European Union law) A form of legislative act addressed to the Member States. The directive binds the Member State to reach certain objectives in their national legislation.
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The definition of directive is something related to management or control of an operation.

If your boss puts you in charge or managing a project, this is an example of when you are in a directive role.

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An instruction or guideline that indicates how to perform an action or reach a goal.
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The directive case.
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Serving to direct, indicate, or guide.
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(grammar) Relating to the directive case.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
directive
Plural:
directives

Origin of directive

  • direct +‎ -ive

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