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Speaker

the presiding officer in any of numerous legislative bodies, including the House of Commons in Britain and Canada and the House of Representatives in the US, Australia, and New Zealand

Speaker

 

the leader of the lower house (or of a unicameral parliament) in the parliaments of some bourgeois countries. The office was first introduced in 1377 in England. It was subsequently adopted by the parliaments of countries belonging to the British Empire, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Kenya, and Liberia. Although the speaker is officially elected, he is actually appointed by a faction of the majority. The speaker directs discussion in parliament, interprets rules of procedure, and oversees the officials of the house. He is the official representative of the house in dealings with the executive power.

speaker

[′spēk·ər]
(engineering acoustics)

speaker

(hardware)

speaker

(2)
The person who is (assumed to be) talking.

speaker

A device that converts analog audio signals into the equivalent air vibrations in order to make audible sound. When CRT monitors were the norm, speakers designed for computers were shielded to avoid magnetic interference with the CRT's magnetic coil.

Getting Smaller All the Time
Starting in the 1990s, vendors began to offer higher-quality computer speakers. Similar to home theater and stereo systems, the systems include a pair of small speakers for the midrange and high (treble) frequencies and a large subwoofer for the low end (bass). The small speakers are placed in a left/right stereo orientation, while the subwoofer can be located anywhere on the floor because bass signals are omnidirectional. See sound card, Bluetooth speaker, parametric speaker and subwoofer.
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His ability to keep both wings of the party happy will be important in determining how long the honeymoon phase of his speakership lasts.
It is not the job of The Freedom Caucus to make Paul Ryan take the Speakership if he doesn't want it," Ben Domenech wrote in "The Federalist.
Berri, who has maintained relations with the March 14 side, such as with former President Amin Gemayel, is confident that this side's objection to his performance will not reach the stage of a political confrontation with him because sectarian balances and norms in the country make it difficult to promote another candidate to the speakership, especially if this candidate does not enjoy the support of the Shiite community, namely the Hezbollah-Amal coalition, the sources added.
I'm not sure whether he was offered something else or not but, anyway, they were thrilled to accept the Speakership so that was great.
When it comes to Boehner's speakership, Bosworth said, "he needs a new authorizing vote or he will resign as speaker.
He said he was running a low key campaign because he did not wish to be "destructive" of Larijani since both would remain in the Majlis regardless of the speakership vote.
I appeal to the parliament speakership to set up a commission to find facts about the area of Abu Ghraib in light of reports regarding violations and random detentions by security forces against innocent people as well as lack of basic and health services," Talal al-Zawbaie said in a press conference in Baghdad.
Following Republican losses in the 1998 mid-term elections, Gingrich resigned both his speakership and his congressional seat.
According to my information, the president tried to convince Qanuni to quit the race for the speakership and promised him a ministry," the source revealed, without saying whether or not the former speaker had accepted the offer.
Mrs Bercow told Sky News: "The bottom line is a lot of Tories, I'm afraid, still can't accept that my husband won the speakership fair and square and is doing a very good job and he did it without Tory suppor t.
He resigned in 2000 to run for the Speakership but was unsuccessful, as he was again in a second bid for the Speakership earlier this year.
Mr Bercow, who has been seeking to demonstrate his modernising credentials since his election to the speakership last month, has now overruled the initial decision.