Definitions for Delegationˌdɛl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
del•e•ga•tionˌdɛl ɪˈgeɪ ʃən(n.)
a group of delegates.
the body of delegates chosen to represent a political unit in an assembly.
the act of delegating.
the state of being delegated.
Origin of delegation:
1605–15; < L
deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission(noun)
a group of representatives or delegates
delegating, delegation, relegating, relegation, deputation(noun)
authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
An act of delegating.
A group of delegates used to discuss issues with an opponent.
: A method dispatching technique describing the lookup and inheritance rules for self-referential calls.
: A contract whereby the original debtor substitutes a new debtor in his stead, with the creditoru2019s permission.
Origin: delegatio: confer French délégation.
the act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates
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
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
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.
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Word rank popularity for 'Delegation' among Nouns Frequency: #1991
Translations for Delegation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a body of delegates.
- afvaardiging, delegasieAfrikaans
- إنْتِداب، وَفْد، وُفودArabic
- delegaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die DelegationGerman
- هیئت نمایندگی؛ گروه نمایندگانFarsi
- प्रतिनिधि मंडलHindi
- izaslanstvo, delegacijaCroatian
- هیئت نمایندگی؛ گروه نمایندگانPersian
- نماينده، دهياء ت غړى، دپار لمان غړى، نمايندګى كول، بل چاته سپارلPashto
- delegasyon, heyetTurkish
- 代表團Chinese (Trad.)
- جماعت نمائندگانUrdu
- đoàn đại biểuVietnamese
- 代表团Chinese (Simp.)
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