Self-director

director

[dih-rek-ter, dahy-]
noun
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. Compare 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.
Military. a mechanical or electronic device that continuously calculates firing data for use against an airplane or other moving target.

Origin:
1470–80; < Late Latin; see direct, -tor

directorship, noun
predirector, noun
self-director, noun
subdirector, noun
subdirectorship, noun


1, 2, 5. supervisor, head, manager, leader, administrator, chief, boss.
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director (dɪˈrɛktə, daɪ-)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that directs, controls, or regulates
2.  a member of the governing board of a business concern who may or may not have an executive function
3.  a person who directs the affairs of an institution, trust, educational programme, etc
4.  Compare producer the person responsible for the artistic and technical aspects of making a film or television programme
5.  music another word (esp US) for conductor
 
direc'torial
 
adj
 
direc'torially
 
adv
 
di'rectorship
 
n
 
di'rectress
 
fem n

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director
late 15c., from Anglo-Fr. directour, Fr. directeur, agent noun from L. dirigere (see direct). Corporate sense is from 1630s; theatrical sense from 1911.
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director di·rec·tor (dĭ-rěk'tər, dī-)
n.
A smoothly grooved instrument used with a knife to limit the incision of tissues. Also called staff1.

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