Title Ectomy means: To give an impression of a higher job, remove important but subtle adjectives from the title. This can be done by outright omission of words or speech, as well as by murmuring or coughing at critically important words. Assistant to the Assistant Vice President = Assistant Vice President = Vice president = President Assistant to Product Manager = Assistant Producer Manager = Product manager Junior Associate Engineer = Associate Engineer = Engineer. (in Community Dictionary, added by Sierra Kerr)