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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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Political patronage through GLC directorships is far more prevalent in PAS-led Kelantan, the report said.
The board size, gender diversity, board independence, CEO duality and multiple directorships are chosen as the BOD characteristics.
She said managers offered a directorship should ensure they were comfortable with the firm's management accounts, business plan and cashflow forecast as well as its bank facilities, direction and officers' liability insurance and health and safety policies.
He insisted he wasn't breaching his directorship ban, but refused to explain his role.
It's two female directors are executive directorships, a distinction among BSE- 100 companies.
There are currently 113 women holding 131 FTSE 100 directorships, compared with 834 men holding 947 posts.
AS IF the unacceptable state of affairs on MPs' expenses was not enough, an even worse skeleton is about to flop out of the cupboard in the shape of MPs' second jobs - or in the case of some MPs, five, six or seven other jobs, directorships and business interests.
The directorships Winfield currently holds are of the Retail Planning Innovations Company Ltd; Twentysix Ltd; Twentysix Group Ltd; Z Digital Ltd; AI London Ltd; Brightlights Marketing Ltd; Symmetry Marketing Ltd; Arken P.O.P.
Schultz's son Paul, also a director in the two companies, was banned from holding directorships for eight years.
And Stephen O'Brien, the Eddisbury MP, has a string of directorships and adviserships, including with the Manufacturing Technologies Association.
The number of female directorships is also growing at a faster rate than male directorships.
Creditsafe, the business credit information experts, says that together they can boast an impressive 27 directorships.

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