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1. One that dispatches: a dispatcher of good news.
2. A person who sends out trains, buses, trucks, or cars according to a schedule.
3. A person who sends out police cars, ambulances, taxis, or other vehicles in response to reported emergencies or requests for service.
4. Computers A routine that controls the order in which input and output devices obtain access to the processing system.
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(dɪˈspætʃ ər)

1. a person who dispatches.
2. a person who oversees the departure of vehicles.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispatcher - the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
2.dispatcher - employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
train dispatcher, trainmaster, yardmaster - a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard
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[dɪsˈpætʃəʳ] Ntransportista m
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On his marriage day, because of his ability, he was promoted to a position as dispatcher at an increased salary and sent to an office at Columbus, Ohio.
* Identification--client sends this message to identify itself by dispatcher, e.g.: VR SIEMENS_LOGO001 Q08 I08 AQ02 AI03
The meter readings, coupled with The Dispatcher's maintenance scheduling ability, help improve preventive maintenance on equipment.
(2) In these instances, the dispatcher simply asks, "What is your emergency?" and the caller responds with insightful, uncontaminated verbal and vocal clues.
HCSS has launched an integrated GPS feature that significantly expands the capabilities of its resource management software, The Dispatcher. Managers can now make better decisions based on accurate information from the field, helping them utilize equipment more efficiently, lower fuel costs, reduce cycle times, minimize theft and identify underutilized rentals.
Building web applications with SAS/IntrNet; a guide to the application dispatcher.
This way, the dispatcher is giving the right answers to CPR, Heimlich, grease fire, burglary-in-progress, etc., and if an agency is then sued for the instructions given, the publishers of those pre-arrival instruction books want you to bring them in as a co-defendant.
Any driver with an e-mail capable cell phone or wireless device can communicate with the dispatcher. Dispatchers can send assignments by clicking a button and filling in a template, and drivers can send notifications of pickups and drop-offs that will automatically update the dispatch software.
DISPATCHER: Ma'am, we're not going to go down there and enforce your Western Bacon Cheeseburger.
NEW ORLEANS -- Tweaking emergency dispatcher assessment protocols to incorporate a few simple questions regarding agonal breathing markedly increases the rate of cardiac arrest detection over the phone, Ahamed H.
NEW ORLEANS -- Tweaking emergency dispatcher assessment protocols to include simple questions about agonal breathing markedly boosts the rate of cardiac arrest detection over the phone, Ahamed H.