"directive" in the noun sense
a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
"the boss loves to send us directives"
"directive" in the adjective sense
1. directing, directional, directive, guiding
showing the way by conducting or leading imposing direction on
"felt his mother's directing arm around him"
"the directional role of science on industrial progress"
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