Definitions of directive

  1. Able to be directed; manageable. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Having power or tendency to direct; also capable of being directed, managed, or handled. "Swords and bows directive by the limbs."-Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. That can direct. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for directive

  1. For as a matter of fact every individual, actually existing substance is endowed with an internal directive tendency towards some term to be realized or attained by its activities. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  2. It employs them for the purpose of exercising a directive action in all elections, commercial, provincial and general. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon