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Directive   /dərˈɛktɪv/  /dɪrˈɛktɪv/  /daɪrˈɛktɪv/   Listen

Showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on.  Synonyms: directing, directional, guiding.  "The directional role of science on industrial progress"

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"Directive" Quotes from Famous Books

... father, mother, uncles, aunt, and even her brother and sister, made her frequent visits there, and were delighted with her silent ease and unaffected behaviour in her works; for she always, out of modesty, chose rather the operative than the directive part, that she might not discourage the servant whose proper business ...
— Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9) - The History Of A Young Lady • Samuel Richardson

... established on 26 July 1947 and officially began operating on 18 September 1947. Effective 1 October 1947, the Director of Central Intelligence assumed operational responsibility for JANIS. On 13 January 1948, the National Security Council issued Intelligence Directive (NSCID) No. 3, which authorized the National Intelligence Survey ( NIS ) program as a peacetime replacement for the wartime JANIS program. Before adequate NIS country sections could be produced, government agencies had to develop more comprehensive ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... The directive rockets answered to their controls now. Quick pressure on this, a swift pull on that, swinging the energy value to maximum, brought results. The little vessel groaned and shivered under the strain as a full blast from the forward tubes retarded them. Her hull plates twisted ...
— The Copper-Clad World • Harl Vincent

... any considerable distance; the noises of the vessel carrying the listening devices are difficult to exclude, as are also the noises of the sea, which are multitudinous; finally, the sound-receiving instruments are not highly directive, hence are not of great assistance in determining the position of the object from ...
— The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner • Georg-Guenther von Forstner

... emotional actions. Later he sought causes of these results. Here we have involved increased knowledge as a basis of human action and the use of that knowledge through discriminating intelligence. The intellect thus represents the selective and directive process in the use of knowledge. Hence, intelligent behavior of the individual or of the group comes only after accumulated knowledge based on experience. The process of trial and error thus gives rise to reflective thinking. It is a superior use of the intellect that more than anything else distinguishes ...
— History of Human Society • Frank W. Blackmar

Words linked to "Directive" :   directiveness, directional, directivity, directing, Presidential Directive, direct, say-so, dictum, pronouncement, guiding, leading

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