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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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of 13 May 2013 adapting certain Directives in the field of right of establishment and freedom to provide services to the accession of the Republic of Croatia.
Parents and caregivers with more education were more likely to know about advance directives than parents who didn't have a high school diploma.
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.
In the late summer of 2010, staff on the UVA-Duke team learned that the Norfolk CSB had initiated its own program of helping consumers to complete an advance directive. That program was started at the request of well-informed consumers in the Norfolk program, who were aware of the 2009 changes to the HCDA and who were both seeking their own advance directives and a role in helping others complete theirs.
How does the Machinery Directive apply to self-built machines?
While producers will recognize the importance of the Eco-directive as part of the environmental legislation, they may find it challenging to ensure that each of their products meets, prior to launch, the range of specific requirements detailed by the directive. Third party accredited organizations are available to support producers to meet conformity requirements by:
The European Commission expressed its interpretation on the implementation of Directive 2007/47/EC in a document issued in June of this year (ENTRA/F3/PBE/D(2009) 19003).
Research questions 2 and 3 investigated whether students are exposed to advance directive content each semester.
Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Union sets upper limits for each EU member state for total emissions by 2010 of four atmospheric pollutants-sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and ammonia--that cause acid rain, smog, and other harmful air and water pollution.
As insurers and reinsurers gather in Monte Carlo, Monaco, for Rendez-Vous de Septembre, renewal talks will be affected by a growing awareness of the implications of the European Union's Reinsurance Directive.
The officials were explaining DoD Directive 3000.05, which was signed Nov.
The European Union has approved a new directive that would require telecommunications companies in member states to retain data generated by electronic communications--though the content of the communications may not be collected--to aid law enforcement in combating serious crimes.

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