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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
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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.
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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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"Here you are, director," said Monsieur Transon, rubbing his hands, "and the appointment is very flattering to this neighborhood."
Monsieur and Madame Baudoyer, senior, father and mother of the new director, were there to enjoy the glory of their son and daughter-in- law.
The Chicago Perfumery, Soap and Extract Association introduced its 2004 officers and board of directors Feb.
As Washington's latest foray into market intervention, the law attempts to make lawyers, directors, and accountants police corporate behavior.
Well-qualified medical directors also should complete the appropriate continuing education in administrative medicine and medical-management curricula.
On August 1, 2002, the NYSE's board of directors approved amendments to its listing standards and filed the proposed rules with the SEC on August 16; a public comment period must elapse before the commission votes and gives its final approval.
Pro Bono Work: He is on the board of directors of Georgetown University, and is founder and chairman of Pride First Corp., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the scholastic achievement of young people in New York City.
Current: CalCPA first vice chair; Board of Directors; Council; Board of Trustees of the Group Insurance Trust; Group Insurance Trust Claims and Plan Design Committee chair; Government Relations Committee; and AICPA Council.
LAHORE: Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General Usman Moazzam on Saturday promoted five LDA deputy directors to directors.
LAHORE -- Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General Usman Moazzam on Saturday promoted five LDA deputy directors to directors.
Four Deputy Directors have been transferred as well.
On 17 January, the new SCA Board of Directors met for the first time.

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