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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

directive

An instruction; a command. See compiler directive.
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