Gatekeeper meaning

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The definition of a gatekeeper is a person who controls access to something or someone.

A secretary who controls who gets an appointment with a president of the company is an example of a gatekeeper.

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One who monitors or oversees the actions of others.
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One who controls access to something, such as information or services.

Publishers as gatekeepers.

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One that is in charge of passage through a gate.
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A person in charge of a gate to control passage through it.
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A person or group who controls access to something or somebody.
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A common orange and brown butterfly with eyespots, Pyronia tithonus, of the Nymphalidae family.
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Any person or thing that controls access or otherwise regulates.
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(1) (Gatekeeper) An application validation check in iOS and Mac OS X (as of Version 10.8). See Mountain Lion.
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In H.323-compliant networks, a central point of control in a zone. Endpoints may communicate directly, in either a unicast or a multicast environment, if no gatekeeper is present. If a gatekeeper is present, all endpoints in its zone must register with it.The gatekeeper performs the function of admission control, determining if devices are authorized to connect and if there is sufficient bandwidth to support the call. Gatekeepers serve to translate LAN addresses into IP or IPX addresses, as defined in the Registration/Admission/Status (RAS) specification. Gatekeepers also can act to route H.323 calls through gateways, if necessary, and monitor the network bit rate capacity, with the ability to deny access to a session if programmable bandwidth thresholds have been reached or exceeded. Gatekeepers also can perform certain administrative functions, such as accounting, billing, directory, and collecting network usage data. Gatekeepers may be distinct network elements (NEs), or gatekeeper functionality can be incorporated into multipoint control units (MCUs). See also bit rate, endpoint, H.323, IP, IPX, LAN, MCU, multicast, NE, RAS, and unicast.
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A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate.
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