Meaning of “directive” in the English Dictionary

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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 /dɪˈrektɪv/ us

an official order or instruction:

the latest European directive on working hours
a 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)