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meanings of directive


  1. A construct in source code that indicates how it should be processed but is not necessarily part of the program to be run.
  2. An instruction or guideline that indicates how to perform an action or reach a goal.
  3. An authoritative decision from an official body, which may or may not have binding force.
  4. The directive case.
  5. A form of legislative act addressed to the member states. The directive binds the member state to reach certain objectives in their national legislation.


  1. That directs; serving to direct, indicate, or guide.
  2. Relating to the directive case.