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directive

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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
John Maynard Keynes
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Etymology

direct + -ive

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Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /daɪˈɹɛk.tɪv/, SAMPA: /daI"rEk.tIv/

Noun

Singular
directive

Plural
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directive ({{{1}}})
  1. An instruction or guideline that indicates how to perform an action or reach a goal.
  2. An authoritative decision from an official body, which may or may not have binding force.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A form of legislative act addressed to the Member States. The directive binds the Member State to reach certain objectives in their national legislation.

Translations

Adjective

directive (not comparable)

Positive
directive

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. that directs

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French

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Adjective

directive

  1. feminine form of directif

Noun

directive f. (plural directives)

  1. directive, general instructions, guideline

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