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DF

1. Abbr. for daylight factor.
2. On drawings, abbr. for drinking fountain.

DF (direction finder)

A radio receiver equipped with a direction-sensing antenna used to take bearings on a radio transmitter. A direction finder essentially consists of a loop aerial. To remove 180° ambiguity, a sense aerial is also brought into the circuit. The DF system can either be airborne or ground-based. See automatic direction finder.
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A plan that invests in one or more DFEs is required to report on Schedule D information about its interest in each such DFE, including the name and identifying information of the DFE, the type of DFE (e.
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After this incident, the DfES said: 'We are particularly keen to stamp out those salesmen who are aggressively marketing ILAs and misleading people.
Apparently, this includes tracing the assets of second (and lower) tier DFEs back to plans holding an interest in a first-tier DFE, such as when an MTIA or CCT has some of its assets invested in another CCT.
Education consultant Terry Mackie, former head of school improvement for Newport council, said DfES had a "poor record" over 15 years since devolution.
From 2006 the award will be called The Ted Wragg Teaching Award for Lifetime Achievement, sponsored by the DfES Innovation Unit.
A DfES spokeswoman said the Government was taking action to tackle the problem, and pointed to the fact that there were now 25,000 more teachers than when Labour came to power.
She said: 'The DfES are working at the highest level and with utmost speed to remedy the situation.
Leslie Goodman from the DfES employer engagement unit said: ``Small and medium sized businesses often know what skills their business needs.
A spokeswoman said both the DfES and Liverpool Council were aware of the timescale for publishing the final policy, and detailed proposals would be put out for public consultation soon.
An assembly government spokeswoman said: 'It is the responsibility of DfES to develop proposals which fit circumstances in England and it is an advantage of the devolution settlement that there will be different responses to the different circumstances in each part of the UK.
The project, conducted by EdComs and ICM for the DfES, involved polling groups of 1,000 adults in four waves at three month intervals between September 2005 and June 2006.