noun(also director-general) (plural directors general) chiefly British
The chief executive of a large organization.
- Iraqi directors general head the local government offices overseeing basic services and have been drawn into planning local reconstruction.
- The chairman of Lloyds and the director general of the CBI agree.
- It does this every few years by appointing a chairman, who in turn chooses a director general.
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Syllabification: di·rec·tor gen·er·al
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