director

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French directeur and its source Late Latin director, directorem, from Latin directus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈɹɛktə(ɹ)/, /daɪˈɹɛktə(ɹ)/, /daɪ̯əˈɹɛktə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪˈɹɛktɚ/, /daɪˈɹɛktɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛktə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

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director (plural directors, feminine directress or directrix)

  1. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
    • 2019 February 3, “UN Study: China, US, Japan Lead World AI Development”, in Voice of America[1], archived from the original on 7 February 2019:
      Francis Gurry is director of WIPO.
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  2. A counselor, confessor, or spiritual guide.
  3. That which directs or orientates something.
    • 1971, United States. Office of Saline Water, Distillation Digest (volume 3, page 76)
      Installed longer flow director; it now just covers the entire diameter of the 6-in. brine return nozzle, and is 4 in. high []
  4. (military) A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
  5. (chemistry) The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin director, directorem, from Latin directus, attested from 1696.[1]

Noun[edit]

director m (plural directors, feminine directora)

  1. director
  2. conductor
  3. headteacher, principal

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  1. ^ “director” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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director m (feminine singular directora, masculine plural directores, feminine plural directoras, comparable)

  1. Superseded spelling of diretor. (superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform and by the Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn’t come into effect and as an alternative spelling in Portugal.)

Noun[edit]

director m (plural directores, feminine directora, feminine plural directoras)

  1. Superseded spelling of diretor. (superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform and by the Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn’t come into effect and as an alternative spelling in Portugal.)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French directeur

Noun[edit]

director m (plural directori)

  1. director

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin director, directorem, from Latin directus.

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Noun[edit]

director m (plural directores, feminine directora, feminine plural directoras)

  1. director
  2. conductor (of musical ensembles)
  3. (school) principal (North America), headmaster (Britain)

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