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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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While many individual directors from private equity (PE) firms are top-caliber, all PE firms should have policies directing steady attention to board performance.
There must be adequate disclosure, with disinterested director approval in order to pass the procedural fairness test.
A member in good standing may resign from the Association by submitting A letter of resignation to the Executive Director who will remove that member from the membership roster.
How does a skilled nursing facility go about finding a physician who can attend to clinical matters while staying on top of the many administrative duties the job of medical director entails?
Lee Horowitz, founder/director of Camp Skylemar, Naples, Maine, director of interscholastic athletics for the Baltimore, Maryland City.
Like many others in health Care, the role of director of nursing (DON) in a long term care facility has changed almost beyond recognition.
Proponents of significant director holdings have long argued that the most effective way to get outside directors to vigorously represent the firm's owners is to make them owners themselves.
Meeting monthly with a spiritual director creates a sacred space where she can articulate and listen for God's movement in her relationships, work, and prayer life.
Apart from the outside director requirement, the plan meets all the criteria of Regs.

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