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"directive" in British English

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directivenoun [C]

uk   us   /daɪˈrek.tɪv/ /dɪ-/ formal
an ​officialinstruction: The ​boss issued a directive about not using the ​faxmachine.
(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 ​officialinstruction or ​order: A ​federal directive ​forbids fund-raising in ​governmentoffices.
(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 ​officialorder or ​instruction: the latest ​European directive onworkinghoursa directive to do sth Under a directive to ​cututilitycosts, one ​officebuilding has ​installed skylights in ​conferencerooms to ​reduce the need for artificial ​light. The new ​e-commerce directive should ​lay out better guidelines about when exactly an ​onlinecontract 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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