regi-, reg-, rec-, rex-
(Latin: to direct, to rule, to lead straight, to keep straight; to guide, to govern)
Although it does not appear to be correct, all of the words in this unit etymologically come from this family group. Some words; such as, surge and its related formats, may be presented as separate units; however, they originally evolved from this family unit.
2. One of the members of a committee who watches over the proceedings or transactions of a business or of something of public interest: There is evidently some friction and misunderstanding between the shareholders and the board of directors in the business that is located in the town where Joan lives.
3. Someone who is in charge of a camera crew, staff for a movie, the actors for a television program, a drama, or for comparable productions: Not only was Jackie the director of the play, but she also wrote it herself!
Janet, who had a lot of experience in stage productions, was the assistant director for the musical that was going to be put on by and for the students at the local high school.
2. A fixed line used in constructing a curve or conic section, the distance from the line divided by the distance from a fixed point being identical for all points on the figure.
Old Testament Bible, Psalm 5:9.
2. An aircraft that is lighter than air, powered, and navigable; such as, a blimp.
3. Etymology: From French dirigeable; literally, "capable of being directed" or "guided," from Latin dirigere; from dis-, "apart" + regere, "to guide".
2. To develop or to establish a system or theory: Sometimes economic barriers are erected in order to secure a stable price for a certain product, even if it means to curb the productivity and sales of that merchandise.
2. A reference to or pertaining to bodily tissues that are capable of filling with blood and becoming rigid: Peter, the medical student, learned that some parts of a body have erectile substances which are firm when the life-saving fluid of a person penetrates them.
2. A sentence construction, or pronunciation, produced out of a desire to be correct, as in the substitution of "I" for "me" with mistaken belief that the following should be "On behalf of my parents and I".