Etymology
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director (n.)

late 15c., "a guide," from Anglo-French directour, French directeur, agent noun from Latin dirigere "set straight, arrange; give a particular direction to," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + regere "to direct, to guide, keep straight" (from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line").

Corporate sense of "one of a number of persons having authority to manage the affairs of a company" is from 1630s; theatrical sense of "the leader of a company of performers" is from 1911.

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directorate (n.)

1834, "a body of directors," from director + -ate (1). From 1837 as "office of a director."  

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directorship (n.)

"condition or office of a director," 1720; see director + -ship.

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ballooning (n.)
"art or process of ascending in and managing a balloon," 1784, verbal noun from balloon (v.).
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economics (n.)
1580s, "art of managing a household," perhaps from French économique (see economic); also see -ics. Meaning "science of wealth" is from 1792.
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management (n.)

1590s, "act of managing by direction or manipulation," from manage + -ment. Sense of "act of managing by physical manipulation" is from 1670s. Meaning "governing body, directors of an undertaking collectively" (originally of a theater) is from 1739.

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Stanislavsky (adj.)
in reference to a method of acting, 1924, from Russian actor and director Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938).
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administrative (adj.)
"pertaining to administration, having to do with the managing of public affairs," 1731, from Latin administrativus, from past participle stem of administrare "to manage, control, superintend" (see administer). Related: Administratively.
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micromanage (v.)

"closely control and supervise the work of a subordinate, etc.; pay excessive attention to details in managing," by 1978, from micro- + manage (v.). Related: Micromanagement; micromanaged; micromanaging.

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