- directional derivative,
- directional drilling,
- directional microphone,
- director general,
- director of education
Origin of directive
Examples from the Web for directive
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.
Lunch ladies were reportedly in tears being forced carry out a directive that goes against the entire purpose of their work.The Schools That Starve Students to Punish Deadbeat Parents|Brandy Zadrozny|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to a directive sent to local county health departments, navigators are not allowed to conduct outreach on their grounds.Fringe Factor: Wendy Davis Is Too Stupid to Be Governor|Caitlin Dickson|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The government knowingly allowed the military-intelligence complex to repeatedly disregard its directive.America’s Secret Government Program to Hire Nazi War Criminals|Richard Rashke|August 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some stress as the directive factor the continuous action of the stimulating agent on sensitive tissues symmetrically situated.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
The child must himself be originative, directive, and executive in the learning process if cram is to be avoided completely.Dickens As an Educator|James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
The second point is this: It is wise to put our directive force where the power is.
In all cases, a directive, to be suitable as a guide for others, has as its origin a plan.
The directive is addressed for action solely to the commanders of the task forces or task groups listed in the task organization.
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin directivus, from past participle stem of Latin dirigere (see direct (v.)). From 1640s as a noun.