delegation Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “delegation” - English Dictionary

"delegation" in American English

See all translations

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 British English

See all translations

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delegation" in Business English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of delegation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“delegation” in Business English

Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More