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"director" in British English

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directornoun [C]

uk   /daɪˈrek.tər/ /dɪˈrek.tər/  us   /daɪˈrek.tɚ/  /dɪˈrek.tɚ/
  • director noun [C] (MANAGER)

B1 a manager of an organization, company, college, etc.: the board of directors She has become the director of the new information centre.
US someone in charge of a school for very young children

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  • director noun [C] (FILM MAKER)

B1 a person who is in charge of a film or play and tells the actors how to play their parts: a famous film/movie director
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directorial
adjective uk   /ˌdɪr.ekˈtɔː.ri.əl/  us   /ˌdɪr.ekˈtɔːr.i.əl/
Is she ready for directorial responsibility?
(Definition of director from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"director" in American English

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directornoun [C]

 us   /dəˈrek·tər, dɑɪ-/
a person in charge of an organization or of a particular part of a company’s business: a marketing director
A director is also a person who tells actors in a movie or play how to play their parts.
(Definition of director from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"director" in Business English

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directornoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈrektər/ WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT
(also company director) one of the managers who control a company or an organization: He became director of the new Royal Lyceum Theatre Companyserve as/act as a director She is retiring after serving as a director for two three-year terms.be made/be appointed/be elected (as) a director I joined the company in 1999 and was appointed director last year.resign/step down as director She told staff she would step down as director immediately. assistant/associate/deputy director
a person who leads or controls a particular department or activity in an organization: director of marketing/communications/finance campaign/development director editorial director finance/marketing/policy director
(Definition of director from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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