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"delegation" in British English

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delegationnoun

uk   /ˌdel.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌdel.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
  • delegation noun (CHOSEN PEOPLE)

C2 [C, + sing/pl verb] a ​group of ​delegates: The delegation from Spain has/have ​arrived for a ​month.

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(Definition of delegation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delegation" in American English

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delegationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌdel·ɪˈɡeɪ·ʃən/
a set of ​peoplechosen or ​elected to ​represent a ​largergroup
(Definition of delegation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"delegation" in Business English

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delegationnoun

uk   us   /ˌdelɪˈɡeɪʃən/
[C] a ​group of delegates: The Trade and Industry ​Secretary is taking a delegation ofbusiness and ​unionleaders to Shanghai tomorrow to ​meet Chinese ​ministers. Indiana's trade delegation hopes to ​secureinvestments and ​jobs by visiting ​Europeancompanies whose ​offices are already in the ​state.
[U] the ​act of giving a particular ​job, ​duty, etc. to someone else: the delegation of authority/power/responsibility The ​mainprinciple involved is the delegation of ​responsibility for ​budgets to ​accountableunits, each of which has ​definedobjectives.
(Definition of delegation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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