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"directive" in British English

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directivenoun [C]

uk   /daɪˈrek.tɪv/ /dɪˈrek.tɪv/  us   /daɪˈrek.tɪv/  /dɪˈrek.tɪv/ formal
an official instruction: The boss issued a directive about not using the fax machine.
(Definition of directive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"directive" in American English

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directivenoun [C]

 us   /dəˈrek·tɪv, dɑɪ-/
an official instruction or order: A federal directive forbids fund-raising in government offices.
(Definition of directive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"directive" in Business English

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directivenoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈrektɪv/
an official order or instruction: the latest European directive on working hoursa directive to do sth Under a directive to cut utility costs, one office building has installed skylights in conference rooms to reduce the need for artificial light. The new e-commerce directive should lay out better guidelines about when exactly an online contract is formed.
(Definition of directive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “directive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 指令,命令…
in Turkish yönerge, talimat, tavsiye…
in Russian указание, распоряжение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指令,命令…
in Polish wytyczna, dyrektywa…
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