Definition of directive
1 : serving or intended to guide, govern, or influence a directive method
Examples of directive in a sentence
They received a written directive instructing them to develop new security measures.
the company president regularly issues directives intended for all staff members
Origin and Etymology of directive
First Known Use: 1902
DIRECTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of directive for English Language Learners
: an official order or instruction
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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