directiveness

noun di·rec·tive·ness \-tivnə̇s, -tēv- also -təv-\

Definition of directiveness

plural

-es

  1. :  the quality of being directive; specifically :  the character of being determined in direction of development (as toward definitely organized structure) impressed by the apparent directiveness of evolution — British Book News

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