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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dīrigēns, present participle of dīrigō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪɹ.ɪ.dʒənt/

NounEdit

dirigent (plural dirigents)

  1. (now chiefly biochemistry) Something that or someone who directs; a director or guide.
    • 2011, Florence Gleason, Raymond Chollet, Plant Biochemistry, page 133,
      The monolignol substrates are held in position by proteins called dirigents (guide proteins). [] Lignan dirigent proteins are found in the cytoplasm, but similar dirigents have been localized in the cell walls of some plants.
    • 1905, George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Medical Record, Volume 68, page 887,
      One of its members is deputed in rotation to maintain continuous contact with the director or dirigents of the hospital by means of biweekly, if necessary daily, visits to the institution.
  2. (dated, geometry) The line of motion of a describent line or surface that in so moving defines a plane or solid figure; a directrix.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hutton to this entry?)
    • 1877, James Booth, A Treatise on Some New Geometrical Methods, page 348,
      The straight line in which the vertical polar plane cuts the plane of the circle of contact is called the dirigent. As there are in general two circles of contact, there are two dirigents, and they are parallel to the diretrices.
    • 1891, Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Volume 21, page 308,
      In this case, to which Sphero-Cartesians, and all other sphero-quadrics, whose dirigents are small circles, are analogous in Spherics, the dirigent conic F must also have double contact with S.

AdjectiveEdit

dirigent (not comparable)

  1. That directs.
    • 17thC, Richard Baxter, The Life of Faith, 1838, The Practical Works of Richard Baxter, Volume 3, page 690,
      6. God must then be known in his three personalities; as the Father, the Word or Son, and the Spirit.
      7. And these in their three causalities; efficient, dirigent, and final.
    • 17thC, Richard Baxter, Mr. Baxter's Dying Thoughts, 1838, The Practical Works of Richard Baxter, Volume 3, page 1012,
      V. I shall better know the methods and perfections of the Scripture, and all God's dirigent word and will.

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NounEdit

dirigent m (plural dirigents)

  1. leader

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dirigent m

  1. (music) A conductor

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NounEdit

dirigent c (definite singular dirigenten, indefinite plural dirigenter, definite plural dirigentene)

  1. (music) a conductor

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin dīrigēns, present participle of dīrigō (to direct).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: di‧ri‧gent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

NounEdit

dirigent m (plural dirigenten, diminutive dirigentje n)

  1. A conductor, person who musically directs an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble
  2. (figuratively) A director, person pulling the strings
    De eerste cellist was de dirigent van een campagne tegen de orkestdirigent
    The first cello was the ringleader of a campaign against the orchestra's conductor

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Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dīrigēns, present participle of dīrigō.

NounEdit

dirigent m (feminine equivalent dirigentka)

  1. conductor (person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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NounEdit

dirigent m (definite singular dirigenten, indefinite plural dirigenter, definite plural dirigentene)

  1. (music) a conductor

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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NounEdit

dirigent m (definite singular dirigenten, indefinite plural dirigentar, definite plural dirigentane)

  1. (music) a conductor

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dirǐɡent/
  • Hyphenation: di‧ri‧gent

NounEdit

dirìgent m (Cyrillic spelling дирѝгент)

  1. conductor (music)

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SloveneEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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dirigȅnt m anim (female equivalent dirigêntka)

  1. conductor, person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble

InflectionEdit

Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nom. sing. dirigènt
gen. sing. dirigênta
singular dual plural
nominative dirigènt dirigênta dirigênti
accusative dirigênta dirigênta dirigênte
genitive dirigênta dirigêntov dirigêntov
dative dirigêntu dirigêntoma dirigêntom
locative dirigêntu dirigêntih dirigêntih
instrumental dirigêntom dirigêntoma dirigênti

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dirigent c

  1. conductor (person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of dirigent 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dirigent dirigenten dirigenter dirigenterna
Genitive dirigents dirigentens dirigenters dirigenternas

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