- directing; tending or intended to direct
- indicating direction
- 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.
- 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.
- An instruction or guideline that indicates how to perform an action or reach a goal.
- An authoritative decision from an official body, which may or may not have binding force.
- (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.
- The directive case.
direct + -ive
- My only directive to our group was a strong suggestion we act unanimously.
- Very valuable work in devising forms of antennae for directive radio-telegraphy has been done by MM.
- While I wanted to wake Betsy and explain the situation I felt following Julie's directive might free her to be more forthcoming.
- Those in Essays on Ceremonial, p. 246) are quite inconclusive, as ` vestment ' is often a convertible term with ' chasuble '; and it does not seem to be at all conclusively established that ' vestment ' with ' alb ' mentioned separately, and ' cope ' given as an alternative, in a document with the precision and directive force of a Rubric, means more than the actual chasuble."
- He now became the sole directive spirit in the church at Geneva.