Pronunciation: (di-rek'tiv, dī-), [key]
1. serving to direct; directing: a directive board.
2. Psychol.pertaining to a type of psychotherapy in which the therapist actively offers advice and information rather than dealing only with information supplied by the patient.
an authoritative instruction or direction; specific order: a new directive by the President on foreign aid.
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