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1. Latin Defensor Fidei (Defender of the Faith)
2. direction finder
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abbreviation for
(Heraldry) Defender of the Faith
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or DF,

1. direction finder.
2. direction finding.


Doctor of Forestry.
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Whitburn Church of England School, which was recently graded "outstanding" in every category by Government inspectors Ofsted, will now receive a pounds 100,000 grant from the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
Mrs Moore and her staff remembered him from his visit two years' earlier and contacted police, the DfES and the General Teaching Council to raise their concerns.
But David Normington, permanent secretary of the DfES, has told MPs that it was a 'big if' whether this could be made to work.
DFEs have been used to enable large scale Brain modelling, machine learning, real-time face recognition from multiple video streams, real-time object recognition and categorization.
Given its rule over the nation's schools and staff, director of schools is considered one of the most important roles in DfES.
This study undertakes the task of linking returns filed by large private pension plans and DFEs in 2008.
"'It does not come as a surprise that EF1 is the leading provider of DFEs for the printing industry, considering its product portfolio and its many partnerships," comments Kaspar Roos, associate director for Info Trends' Production Workflow & Customized Communications Solutions Services.
He said the DfES overspent and suffered fraud from other learning providers with its Individual Learning Account grants scheme before closing it down in 2001.
The new clubhouse has been built with financial assistance from Sport England, the Amateur Rowing Association, Northern Rock Foundation, Durham Regatta Committee, Durham City Council, Durham Local Education Authority, the DfES and extensive fundraising efforts.
The DFES spokesman said that headteachers have always been in a position to set their school's uniform policy and this remains the case under the new guidelines.
Yet the DfES considers reserves above just 5% (secondary schools) and 8% (primary schools) to be excessive.