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directive (plural directives)
- An instruction or guideline that indicates how to perform an action or reach a goal.
- (programming) A construct in source code that indicates how it should be processed but is not necessarily part of the program to be run.
- An authoritative decision from an official body, which may or may not have binding force.
- (European Union law) A form of legislative act addressed to the Member States. The directive binds the Member State to reach certain objectives in their national legislation.
- The directive case.
instruction or guideline
form of legislative act addressed to the EU Member States
directive (not comparable)
grammar: relating to directive case
directive f (plural directives)