an authoritative instruction or direction; specific order: a new directive by the president on foreign aid.
- self-di·rec·tive, adjective
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How to use directive in a sentence
Last week, those doubts were actualized as the country’s apex bank gave a directive to banks and financial institutions from dealing in cryptocurrency or facilitating payments for cryptocurrency exchange platforms.Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest 500 BTC to make Bitcoin ‘internet’s currency’ | Manish Singh | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
He also bemoans last-minute directives from managers to work mandatory overtime shifts, sometimes coming just hours before the shift starts.Amazon’s anti-union blitz stalks Alabama warehouse workers everywhere, even the bathroom | Jay Greene | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Although the directive does not cover links or “very short extracts”.Google threatens to close its search engine in Australia as it lobbies against digital news code | Natasha Lomas | January 22, 2021 | TechCrunch
France was the first country to transpose the EU directive into its own laws.Google agrees to pay French news sites to send them traffic | Timothy B. Lee | January 21, 2021 | Ars Technica
It issued a policy directive called Document 60 that year to enable large private investment in companies interested in participating in the space industry.China’s surging private space industry is out to challenge the US | Neel Patel | January 21, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Chase supplements this general directive with some more pragmatic suggestions for women looking to find sexual fulfillment.Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm? | Samantha Allen | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The directive dates back to 1986, was kept secret and reportedly was abolished.
Forcing them to abide by that directive through law is quite another.
The National Football League never received a presidential directive but played anyway.
To be air tight, you need something called an “Advance directive.”
What directive forces are these stirring millions likely to encounter?The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
The directive work of the school will thus become a practical realization in the home.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment | Ellen H. Richards
It had been said that the first campaign in its directive agencies was largely hit and miss.
directive sovereignty of Measure — how explained and applied in the Protagoras.
Pfeffer in 1883 discovered chemotaxis, the directive action of chemical substances on the movement of mobile organisms.
British Dictionary definitions for directive
an instruction; order
tending to direct; directing
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