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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Directive  \Di*rect"ive\,  a.  [LL.  directivus:  cf  F.  directif.] 
  1.  Having  power  to  direct;  tending  to  direct,  guide,  or 
  govern;  showing  the  way  --Hooker. 
 
  The  precepts  directive  of  our  practice  in  relation 
  to  God.  --Barrow. 
 
  2.  Able  to  be  directed;  manageable.  [Obs.] 
 
  Swords  and  bows  Directive  by  the  limbs.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  directive 
  adj  :  showing  the  way  by  conducting  or  leading;  imposing  direction 
  on  "felt  his  mother's  directing  arm  around  him";  "the 
  directional  role  of  science  on  industrial  progress" 
  [syn:  {directing},  {directional},  {guiding}] 
  n  :  a  pronouncement  encouraging  or  banning  some  activity;  "the 
  boss  loves  to  send  us  directives" 




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