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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. chief executive officer

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  • n. Initialism of chief executive officer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)

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Examples

  • During the 1990s, when American practices were all the rage, Germans started to use the term CEO to translate Vorstandssprecher, which means more literally "speaker of the management board."

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  • Over at America Online, the top boss of the site's matchmaking service, holds the title CEO of Love.

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  • The term CEO is almost a bad word these days as opposed to the golden era back there in the late '90's and early 2000's.

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  • Clifford, who was given the title CEO in addition to executive director by Metra's board, described other policy changes he has already implemented and others he will make soon.

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  • In a company such as Research in Motion, Motorola, or, for that matter, Apple, the CEO is the one who decides which new cell phone to release to a waiting public, which chip company will supply the integrated circuits that make it work, and which phone-service providers to partner with.

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  • Thus Executives and the CEO is able to enrich themselves while putting another American Family on the street.

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  • That's my, like they label CEO records and Jimmy O was like a best friend with the label that I'm in and I just have - I still can't believe it because Jimmy O is like, is like everything to us, to Haiti.

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  • Normally, a CEO is there to create short term growth and to get the heck out as quickly as possible.

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  • I run, once a year, what I call a CEO recycling seminar which I've been doing now for 19 years - this is a long time - in which I take 20 CEO types and make them 4 types.

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  • Securities and Exchange Commission shows that what it called CEO Kevin Kabat's salary more than doubled to $2.1 million from $900,000 in 2008, but the cash portion increased just 6 percent, with the rest of the increase coming from phantom stock units valued at $1.1 million.

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