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directive

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adjective di·rec·tive \də-ˈrek-tiv, dī-\

Definition of directive

  1. 1 :  serving or intended to guide, govern, or influence

  2. 2 :  serving to point direction; specifically :  directional 1b

  3. 3 :  of or relating to psychotherapy or counseling in which the counselor introduces information, content, or attitudes not previously expressed by the client



15th Century

First Known Use of directive

15th century


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directive

noun di·rec·tive

Simple Definition of directive

  • : an official order or instruction

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of directive

  1. :  something that serves to direct, guide, and usually impel toward an action or goal; especially :  an authoritative instrument issued by a high-level body or official

Examples of directive in a sentence

  1. They received a written directive instructing them to develop new security measures.

  2. <the company president regularly issues directives intended for all staff members>



1902

First Known Use of directive

1902


Medical Dictionary

directive

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adjective di·rec·tive \də-ˈrek-tiv, dī-\

Medical Definition of directive

  1. :  of or relating to psychotherapy in which the therapist introduces information, content, or attitudes not previously expressed by the client





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