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1    administrator, director, manager, official  
2    administration, directorate, directors, government, hierarchy, leadership, management  
3    administrative, controlling, decision-making, directing, governing, managerial  
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  ( executives    plural  )
1       n-count   An executive is someone who is employed by a business at a senior level. Executives decide what the business should do, and ensure that it is done.  
...an advertising executive., ...Her husband is a senior bank executive.     
2       adj   The executive sections and tasks of an organization are concerned with the making of decisions and with ensuring that decisions are carried out.  
ADJ n  
A successful job search needs to be as well organised as any other executive task..., I don't envisage I will take an executive role, but rather become a consultant on merchandise and marketing.     
3       adj   Executive goods are expensive goods designed or intended for executives and other people at a similar social or economic level.  
ADJ n  
...an executive briefcase., ...executive cars.     
4       n-sing   The executive committee or board of an organization is a committee within that organization which has the authority to make decisions and ensures that these decisions are carried out.  
the N, N n  
He sits on the executive committee that manages Lloyds..., ...the executive of the National Union of Students.     
5       n-sing   The executive is the part of the government of a country that is concerned with carrying out decisions or orders, as opposed to the part that makes laws or the part that deals with criminals.  
the N, N n  
The government, the executive and the judiciary are supposed to be separate..., The matter should be resolved by the executive branch of government.     

chief executive officer        ( chief executive officers    plural  ) The chief executive officer of a company is the person who has overall responsibility for the management of that company. The abbreviation CEO is often used.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
non-executive        ( non-executives    plural  )
1       adj   Someone who has a non-executive position in a company or organization gives advice but is not responsible for making decisions or ensuring that decisions are carried out.     (BUSINESS)   ADJ n     (Antonym: executive)    ...non-executive directors...     
2       n-count   A non-executive is someone who has a non-executive position in a company or organization.     (BUSINESS)  

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