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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 people chosen or elected to represent a larger group
(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 of business and union leaders to Shanghai tomorrow to meet Chinese ministers. Indiana's trade delegation hopes to secure investments and jobs by visiting European companies 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 main principle involved is the delegation of responsibility for budgets to accountable units, each of which has defined objectives.
(Definition of delegation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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