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directiva

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 3).
directiva(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (legal)
a. directive
El método de control fue modificado por las directivas del Consejo de 1983.The control method was modified by the Council directives of 1983.
2. (governing body)
a. board
La directiva de la empresa dimitió porque toda la plantilla se puso en huelga.The company's board resigned because all the staff went on strike.
b. board of directors
La directiva decidió despedir a aquellos que no cumplan los horarios.The board of directors decided to lay off those who don't comply with the fixed working hours.
c. executive committee
La directiva no aceptó la dimisión del presidente.The executive committee didn't accept the chairman's resignation.
d. leadership
La directiva del partido estaba formada por un presidente, un vicepresidente, un tesorero y cinco vocales.The party's leadership was formed by a president, a vice-president, a treasurer, and five members.
3. (rule)
a. guideline
Las directivas de seguridad describen los pasos que deben seguirse en caso de emergencia.The safety guidelines illustrate the steps to be taken in case of emergency.
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directiva
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (junta)
a. board (of directors)
2. (ley de la ue)
a. directive
directiva
1 (dirección) [de empresa] board of directors; [de partido] executive committee; leadership
la directiva del partido ha decidido que la próxima reunión sea en Madrid
2 (Jur) directive
3 directivas (instrucciones) guidelines
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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