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1. a member of the governing board of a business concern who may or may not have an executive function
2. the person responsible for the artistic and technical aspects of making a film or television programme
3. Music another word (esp US) for conductor


Telephone switch which translates the digits dialed into the directing digits actually used to switch the call.
A parasitic element placed a fraction of a wavelength ahead of a dipole receiving antenna to increase the gain of the array in the direction of the major lobe.
Electromechanical equipment which is used to track a moving target in azimuth and angular height and which, with the addition of other necessary information from an outside source, such as a radar set or a range finder, continuously computes firing data and transmits them to the guns.


A 3D animation authoring and playback system for Windows and Mac from Adobe. Director is used to develop sophisticated interactive games and virtual worlds. Using a bitmap-based rendering engine and supporting myriad multimedia formats, including Flash, developers script their animations in JavaScript or Adobe's Lingo.

Create in Director, Play in Shockwave
Director source files use a .DIR extension and can be edited and run between platforms. For distribution over the Web, DIR source files are published to Shockwave files (.DCR extension) that are played in Shockwave Player either within the Web browser or from stand-alone applications.

Introduced by MacroMind in 1985 for the Mac as VideoWorks, it became MacroMind Director and finally, via mergers, Macromedia Director. A version for Windows was later developed, and Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005. See Shockwave, Shockmachine, shocked site, SWF and Flash.
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Multiple directorships were common; the average number held by each member of the group studied was a little over six.
True, some directors currently serving on boards may reduce their public company directorships, and this is unfortunate.
Mr Rose,of Parc Offa, Trelawnydd,Flintshire,gave the undertaking not to hold directorships in respect of his conduct as a director of North West Ceiling Systems Ltd.
Meanwhile, Whittle and Mayo have taken non executive directorships, and will be available on a consultancy basis, said Hughes.
And, together with his wife Maggie, who will be 61 this week, he holds directorships on four companies now in the hands of the liquidator: # Ken Thorne Car Sales Ltd (since May 1998).
With the average board now meeting six times a year and the average directorship requiring 173 hours per year, it is not difficult to imagine multiple directorships becoming an overwhelming responsibility, especially for individuals with primary employment.
Independence aside, a director's ability and willingness to perform well may ride on whether he or she has equity investments in a company, holds other directorships, sits on additional committees or is a "seasoned" player.
For example, in the Islands, nominee directorships represent an area under considerable scrutiny.
The lawsuit also asks for the removal of Duggan, Moist, Lum, Weible, Person and Conner from their directorships and that Duggan and Weible be barred from re-election for a period of five years.
A CEO, with board advice, should determine how much time, if any, to devote to outside boards with the understanding that outside directorships are a form of extended company service.
This ease in mixing with the Establishment, combined with Jordan's considerable people skills, helped him procure generous business and government funding for the Urban League -- as well as several lucrative directorships at blue-chip corporations.
A former NAA board member said that before Black was hired, a majority of the board voted to make its job offer contingent on her resigning her directorships.

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