Pronunciation: (di-rek'tur, dī-), [key]
1. a person or thing that directs.
2. one of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of a company or corporation: a board of directors.
3. the person responsible for the interpretive aspects of a stage, film, or television production; the person who supervises the integration of all the elements, as acting, staging, and lighting, required to realize the writer's conception. Cf. producer (def. 3).
4. the musical conductor of an orchestra, chorus, etc.
5. the manager or chief executive of certain schools, institutes, government bureaus, etc.
6. Mil.a mechanical or electronic device that continuously calculates firing data for use against an airplane or other moving target.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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