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1directive

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

Definition of DIRECTIVE

1
:  serving or intended to guide, govern, or influence
2
:  serving to point direction; specifically :  directional 1b
3
:  of or relating to psychotherapy or counseling in which the counselor introduces information, content, or attitudes not previously expressed by the client

First Known Use of DIRECTIVE

15th century

2directive

noun

: an official order or instruction

Full Definition of DIRECTIVE

:  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

  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>

First Known Use of DIRECTIVE

1902
Medical Dictionary

directive

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

Medical Definition of DIRECTIVE

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

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