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Director vs. Dean

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Directornoun

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).

Deannoun

A senior official in a college or university, who may be in charge of a division or faculty (for example, the dean of science) or have some other advisory or disciplinary function (for example, the dean of students).

Directornoun

A counselor, confessor, or spiritual guide.

Deannoun

A dignitary or presiding officer in certain church bodies, especially an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop, in charge of a chapter of canons.

Directornoun

That which directs or orientates something.

Deannoun

The senior member of some group of people.

‘dean of the diplomatic corps - a country's most senior ambassador’; ‘dean of the House - the longest-serving member of a legislature’;

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Directornoun

(military) A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.

Deannoun

A hill.

Directornoun

(chemistry) The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal.

Deanverb

To serve as a dean.

Directornoun

One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.

‘In all affairs thou sole director.’;

Deanverb

To send (a student) to see the dean of a university.

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Directornoun

One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.

‘What made directors cheat in South-Sea year?’;

Deannoun

A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop.

Directornoun

A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.

Deannoun

The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.

Directornoun

A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.

Deannoun

The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.

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Directornoun

someone who controls resources and expenditures

Deannoun

A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.

Directornoun

member of a board of directors

Deannoun

The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; - so called by courtesy.

Directornoun

someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show

Deannoun

an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college

Directornoun

the person who leads a musical group

Deannoun

United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)

Deannoun

a man who is the senior member of a group;

‘he is the dean of foreign correspondents’;

Deannoun

(Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals

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