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directive

[də′rek·tiv]
(computer science)
An instruction in a source program that guides the compiler in making the translation to machine language, and is usually not translated into instructions in the object program.
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of the dorsal and ventral paired mesenteries of certain anthozoan cnidarians.

directive

An instruction; a command. See compiler directive.
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The directive requires online marketplaces to clearly inform consumers about: (a) the main parameters determining ranking of the different offers, (b) whether the contract is concluded with a trader or an individual, (c) whether consumer protection legislation applies and (d) which trader (third party supplier or online marketplace) is responsible for ensuring consumer rights related to the contract (such as the right of withdrawal or legal guarantee).
The modification of the directive by the Reserve Bank should per se not be construed as improvement or deterioration in the financial position of the bank.
Based on our attendance and participation, we offer the following observations on the process used to solicit stakeholder input and the content of the draft directives:
The European Commission Wednesday activated the second and final stage of the infringement procedure against Cyprus, Ireland , Italy, Luxembourg and Romania for failing to implement in national law Directive 2013/25/EU
Only 38% of the parents had ever heard of advance directives, 18% had discussed them, and 25% knew someone who had one.
The new directive foresees a system that protects against radiation whereby member states have established a set of legal requirements and an adapted an appropriate regulatory control system - for all exposure situations - founded on the principles of justification, optimisation and dose limitation.
The current action concerns cases where the Member States have already adopted considerable new legislation pursuant to the third internal energy market package and have thus already transposed part of the requirements of the two Directives into national law.
The Challenge and the Possibilities: Low Use of Advance Directives by Persons with Serious Mental Illness vs.
You have a piece of equipment - let's be careful at this stage about calling it a machine, for reasons that will become apparent later - and you're thinking about applying CE marking to it and issuing a Declaration of Conformity to confirm compliance with the Machinery Directive. But do you need to do this?
Geneva, Switzerland, July 17, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The scope of the new Energy-related Products Directive broadens the reach of the EuP directive (http://www.ee.sgs.com/ecodesign-directive.htm), which was limited to energy-using products including televisions, microwave ovens, light fittings and washing machines.
Based on the concepts of transfer of learning and retention of information, this appears to be a preliminary study for a research program addressing retention of advance directive didactic content by nursing students and from continuing education programs by professional nurses, with subsequent studies investigating strategies for increasing nurses' comfort with using and discussing advance directives in the clinical setting.
THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) Council of Ministers has voted to simplify two key directives on copyright and lending right, by incorporating the amendments made to them over the years into two unified and codified laws.

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