• (a.) Having power to direct; tending to direct, guide, or govern; showing the way. • (a.) Able to be directed; manageable.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/directive/
(dĭ-rek´tiv) a stated instruction or order. See also will. advance directives instructions about a person's wishes, goals, and values regarding what will be done in case the person becomes incapable of making decisions about medical care; called also living will, durable pow...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; `the boss loves to send us directives`Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
A directive is a legal act of the European Union, which requires member states to achieve a particular result without dictating the means of achieving that result. It can be distinguished from regulations which are self-executing and do not require any implementing measures. Directives normally leave member states with a ce...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directive_(European_Union)
In computer programming, a directive pragma (from `pragmatic`) is a language construct that specifies how a compiler (or assembler or interpreter) should process its input. Directives are not part of the language proper – they are not part of the grammar, and may vary from compiler to compiler – but instead function either...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directive_(programming)
[ Late Latin directivus
: confer French directif
Having power to direct; tending to direct, guide, or govern; showing the way. Hooker.
« The precepts directive
of our practice in relation to God.» Barrow. 2.
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A decision by the Council of Ministers that must be incorporated into national legislation by all member states within an agreed time limit (usually two or three years).Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21276
See European Directive.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20474
Type: Term Pronunciation: di-rek′tiv Definitions: 1. An authoritative order, instruction, or guide, usually specific and in writing.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=25132
- a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activityFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=directive
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