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Definition of Directive


  1. Having power to direct; tending to direct, guide, or govern; showing the way.
  2. Able to be directed; manageable.

Directive Quotations

I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.
Albert Ellis

Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.
Milton Friedman

I often think that the prime directive for me as a teacher of writing is akin to that for a physician, which is this: do no harm.
Chang-Rae Lee

The earth is the Lord's fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.
Lewis Mumford

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
Charles Babbage
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Directive Translations

directive in French is assignation
directive in German is Anweisung {f}
directive in Italian is vaglia
directive in Spanish is asignacion, directriz
directive in Swedish is anvisning
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