directive adj : 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" [syn: directing, directional, guiding] n : a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
- 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.
- In European Union law, a directive is a form of legislative act addressed to the Member States. The directive binds the Member State to reach certain objectives in their national legislation.
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
- that directs
- feminine form of directif
Directive may refer to:
- European Union directive, a legislative act of the European Union
- Directive (poem), a highly-acclaimed poem by Robert Frost
- Directives, used by United States Government agencies (particularly the Department of Defense) to convey policies, responsibilities, and procedures.
- A directive in a computer program or associated with compiling a program.
- Samus sends an emergency directive in the Main Theme (Metroid) song on Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
directive in French: Directive
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