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During my nearly five years as director-general of WHO, high-level policymakers have increasingly recognized that health is central to sustainable development.
Gro Harlem Brundtland

Meaning of "director-general" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DIRECTOR-GENERAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIRECTOR-GENERAL

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adverb
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Director-General is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DIRECTOR-GENERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Director-general

The term director-general is a title given the highest executive officer within a governmental, statutory, NGO, third sector or not-for-profit institution.

Definition of director-general in the English dictionary

The definition of director-general in the dictionary is the head of a large organization such as the CBI or BBC.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIRECTOR-GENERAL

directness
Directoire
director
director general
director of admissions
Director of Education
director of music
Director of Public Prosecutions
director of studies
director´s chair
director´s cut
directorate
directorial
directorially
directories
directorship
directory
directory assistance
directory enquiries
directory inquiries

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIRECTOR-GENERAL

agent-general
attorney general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consulate general
director general
federal
four-star general
funeral
general
governor general
Governor-General
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
lieutenant general
major general
mineral
secretary-general
surgeon general
vicar general

Synonyms and antonyms of director-general in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «director-general» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Find out the translation of director-general to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of director-general from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «director-general» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

总干事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

director general
570 millions of speakers

English

director-general
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महानिदेशक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المدير العام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

генеральный директор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diretor - geral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহাপরিচালক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

directeur général
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketua Pengarah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Generaldirektor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

長官
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사무 총장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Direktur umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Tổng giám đốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது இயக்குனர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

महासंचालक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Genel Müdür
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

direttore generale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dyrektor Generalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

генеральний директор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

- director general
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενικός διευθυντής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Direkteur-generaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

generaldirektör
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Generaldirektøren
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of director-general

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIRECTOR-GENERAL»

The term «director-general» is very widely used and occupies the 18.576 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about director-general

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QUOTES WITH «DIRECTOR-GENERAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word director-general.
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Gro Harlem Brundtland
During my nearly five years as director-general of WHO, high-level policymakers have increasingly recognized that health is central to sustainable development.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIRECTOR-GENERAL»

Discover the use of director-general in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to director-general and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Open Secret: The Autobiography of the Former ...
Rimington's account of her rise in what was very definitely a man's world.. Stella Rimington was educated at Nottingham Girls' High School, and Edinburgh and Liverpool Universities.
Stella Rimington, 2011
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Special Report of the Director-general on the Application of ...
The sixth member of the delegation, the Director-General of NAFCOC, visited Kenya in January 1993. In addition to visiting industries with racially mixed managers, the Kenya Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Kenya Association of ...
‎1993
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William Augustus Bowles: Director General of the Creek Nation
Illustrating the chaotic frontier conditions that existed in the southeast after the American Revolution and the extent to which Britain was still involved even after recognizing American independence, this work provides unique insight into ...
J Leitch Wright Jr, 2010
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Report of the Director-general: Appendices
Appendices. to make their economy less dependent. A major increase in home- based agricultural activities in the occupied Arab territories is a real contribution to greater self-reliance and local development. Working people from these ...
‎1990
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Annual Report of the Director-General of Health
Australia. Dept. of Health. Siedlecky, S. Hocking, R. B. Scott, R. J. Cumming, R. W. Kelaher. H. D. Mackay, A. M. Taylor, W. T. L. Catley, A. Murphy, G. Dean, A. J. Scott, J. M. I. Welch, I. D. Hoyle, M B. Vodicka, P. G. Kelly, A. J. Seymour, B. F. ...
Australia. Dept. of Health, 1984
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Report of the Director-General: Activities of the ILO, 1991. ...
Activities of the ILO, 1991. Pt. 2 International Labour Office. Director-General. INTRODUCTION As in the past the Report to the Conference this year comprises two parts. The theme of Part I of the Report is the process of democratisation in ...
International Labour Office. Director-General, 1992
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Report of the Director-General
Accordingly, the arrangements and procedure for this Fifth European Regional Conference have been modified to reflect these changes, namely: — a single report (the Report of the Director-General) concerning (i) one technical theme and a ...
International Labour Organisation. European Regional Conference, 1995
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Chelston Brathwaite visit to Chile Director General of IICA ...
During March 13th and 14th 2006, the Southern Region Planning Meeting was held in Santiago of Chile, which involves the presence of the IICA Representatives for the South Cone Region and Bolivia, as well as Regional Specialists.
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Special Report of the Director-General on the Application of ...
The Conference Committee on Action against Apartheid also requested the ILO Director-General to convey to the Government of the Republic of South Africa the Conference's deep concern about the lack of progress made in the abolition of ...
‎1990
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Special Report of the Director-General on the Review of the ...
Seventh Item on the Agenda. CHAPTER II ACTION BY THE ILO SINCE THE 80TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE At the 80th Session (1993) of the International Labour Conference the Committee on Action  ...
‎1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIRECTOR-GENERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term director-general is used in the context of the following news items.
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Isesco Director General praises Al Ghurair | GulfNews.com
Dubai: Dr Abdul Aziz Othman Al Twaijri, Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Isesco), hailed the ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
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Dollard mayor defends director-general's bonuses - CJAD 800
Dollard mayor defends director-general's bonuses. Posted on 7/8/2015 6:14:00 AM by Trudie Mason. The mayor of Dollard-des-Ormeaux on the West Island is ... «CJAD, Jul 15»
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Dengue cases show steady rise, says Health director-general - The …
Director-general of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (right) chairing a meeting on dengue. — Pic taken from director-general of Health ... «The Rakyat Post, Jul 15»
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ambassador visits who director-general margaret chan - The Jet …
Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Nazhat Shameem Khan, paid a courtesy call on the Director-General of the ... «The Jet Newspaper, Jul 15»
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BBC is a 'branch' of the welfare state, director-general suggests …
Tony Hall says taking control of its own finances will allow BBC to 'better compete in the world of Netflix and iPads'. BBC Director-General, Tony ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Director-general of Al-Midan Theater steps down
The theater's legal adviser, Ghassan Abu Warda, has taken over as acting director-general and, according to the Culture and Sport Ministry, ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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Barkat: Appoint permanent Hadassah Medical Organization director
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat calls on Deputy Health Minister MK Ya'acov Litzman to name urgently a permanent director-general for the ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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Queensland government replaces two directors-general
Queensland's government announced the replacement on Friday of Energy and Water Supply director-general Dan Hunt, who first took a ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
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BBC Director-General Tony Hall announces 1000 job cuts to make …
THE BBC's Director-General Tony Hall is going to be unveiling a new raft of changes to the structure of the corporation today. By Neela ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Chinese premier meets UNESCO director-general
PARIS, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Irina Bokova, the director-general of the United Nations Educational, ... «CCTV, Jul 15»

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