Definitions for Delegationˌdɛl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission(noun)

    a group of representatives or delegates

  2. delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation, deputation(noun)

    authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions

Wiktionary

  1. delegation(Noun)

    An act of delegating.

  2. delegation(Noun)

    A group of delegates used to discuss issues with an opponent.

  3. delegation(Noun)

    : A method dispatching technique describing the lookup and inheritance rules for self-referential calls.

  4. delegation(Noun)

    : A contract whereby the original debtor substitutes a new debtor in his stead, with the creditoru2019s permission.

  5. Origin: delegatio: confer French délégation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delegation(noun)

    the act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates

  2. Delegation(noun)

    one or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress, etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation from Massachusetts; a deputation

  3. Delegation(noun)

    a kind of novation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the person appointed by him

  4. Origin: [L. delegatio: cf. F. dlgation.]

Freebase

  1. Delegation

    Delegation is the partnership of authority and responsibility to another person to carry out specific activities. It is one of the core concepts of management leadership. However the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work. Delegation empowers a subordinate to make decisions, i.e. it is a shift of decision-making authority from one organizational level to a lower one. Delegation, if properly done, is not abdication. The opposite of effective delegation is micromanagement, where a manager provides too much input, direction, and review of delegated work. In general, delegation is good and can save money and time, help in building skills, and motivate people. Poor delegation, on the other hand, might cause frustration, and confusion to all the involved parties. Delegation in IT network is also an evolving field. Also see Context aware delegation.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Delegation' in Nouns Frequency: #1991

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delegation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delegation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Javid Faisal:

    The delegation will request the Iranian government to extend the visas for at least one more year.

  2. Iris Petsa:

    Indeed the delegation is going to Thailand next week and the delegation will have to come back and make an assessment. I cannot give a time-frame on when that decision will be made.

  3. Rick Scott:

    I am leading a delegation to Philadelphia to send a message to all Pennsylvania job creators and families that we want you to keep more of the money you make because we understand it’s your money.

  4. Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi:

    This delegation travels to Cuba in friendship and to build upon the announcement of U.S. normalization of relations and other initiatives announced by President Obama, this delegation will work to advance the U.S.-Cuba relationship and build on the work done by many in the Congress over the years, especially with respect to agriculture and trade.

  5. Ron Prosor:

    The Palestinian authority is glorifying terrorists and celebrating attacks on Jews and Israelis nearly every day. And where is the Palestinian delegation? Have they found the time to condemn these attacks? Of course not. You see, they have a very important function to attend this evening. A fashion show, the Palestinian delegation is off to a fashion show, because, after all, they are experts in dressing up and disguising the truth every day.

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