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DIRECTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does directive mean? 

DIRECTIVE (noun)
  The noun DIRECTIVE has 1 sense:

1. a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity

  Familiarity information: DIRECTIVE used as a noun is very rare.


DIRECTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DIRECTIVE has 1 sense:

1. showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on

  Familiarity information: DIRECTIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIRECTIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the boss loves to send us directives

Hypernyms ("directive" is a kind of...):

dictum; pronouncement; say-so (an authoritative declaration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "directive"):

Presidential Directive (a directive issued by the President of the United States; usually addressed to all heads of departments and agencies)


DIRECTIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on

Synonyms:

directing; directive; guiding; directional

Context examples:

felt his mother's directing arm around him / the directional role of science on industrial progress

Similar:

leading (going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way)


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