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Meaning of “delegation” in the English Dictionary

"delegation" in British English

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delegationnoun

uk   us   /ˌdel.ɪˈɡeɪ.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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  • delegation noun (GIVING)

[U] the ​act of ​delegating a ​particularjob, ​duty, ​right, etc. to someone: Delegation ofresponsibility is a ​keypart of a manager's ​job.
(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)
Translations of “delegation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人选, 代表团…
in Turkish heyet üyeleri, delegeler, temsilciler…
in Russian делегация, передача полномочий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人選, 代表團…
in Polish delegacja, delegowanie, zlecanie…
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