Adjective directive has 1 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"
    Antonym: following (indirect, via leading)
,Noun directive has 1 sense
  1. directive - a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
    --1 is a kind of
    pronouncement, dictum, say-so
    --1 has particulars: Presidential Directive
    Derived form: verb direct1