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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.
Managers and corporate directors must avoid getting trapped into rigid typecast positions.
Lee Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
An immediate termination risks a reputation of unfairness for the director. The marginal punishment, on the other hand, is evidence to staff that the camp director does not take the issue of safety seriously.
He left there in 1990 to become artistic and program director at the American Center in Paris, then returned to the Whitney in 1993, overseeing its permanent collection until heading to the Addison in late 1998.
For Washington's political elite, the once popular and profitable opportunity to serve as an outside director may be losing its appeal.
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?
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.
Spokespersons/titles: Paul DeBriyn, president and CEO; Cathy Riley, director of marketing and communications.
James, the Morgan Stanley managing director who facilitated one of the largest technology IPOs in history, are the first married couple on this year's or past lists.
Deputy Director (General Cadre) Ahmed Mumtaz Ali Khan has been promoted as Director (General Cadre) on regular basis, while he has also additional charge of Director Administration.

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