Definitions for chairpersonˈtʃɛərˌpɜr sən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word chairperson
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who presides over a meeting, committee, etc., or heads a board or department.
Category: Common Vocabulary
* Usage: See -person .
Origin of chairperson:
president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson(noun)
the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
"address your remarks to the chairperson"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a leader of a committee, board, or meeting
a chairman or chairwoman, someone who presides over a meeting, board, etc.
She was the chairperson of the board and she presided over the meeting.
Origin: after chairman and chairwoman
In South Korea, it means a chair of a board of directors of a corporation; it is a representative of a corporation or the position itself. In major South Korean companies, it refers to an executive who is held accountable for affiliates under a group of a corporation. It is ranked higher than a president of a corporation. Its initial meaning is a chair who oversits meetings' affairs.
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