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Meaning of DIRECTIVE

Pronunciation:  di'rektiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
  2. [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"

DIRECTIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: directing, directional, guiding, leading
 See Also: dictum, pronouncement, say-so



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di*rect"ive\, a. [LL. directivus: cf. F. directif.]
1. 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. Able to be directed; manageable. [Obs.]

         Swords and bows Directive by the limbs. --Shak.

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