Definitions for commissionkəˈmɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•mis•sionkəˈmɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. the act of committing or giving in charge.

  2. an authoritative order, charge, or direction.

  3. authority granted for a particular action or function.

  4. a document granting such authority.

  5. a document conferring authority issued by the president of the U.S. to officers in the military services and by state governments to justices of the peace, etc.

    Category: Military

  6. the position or rank of an officer in any of the armed forces.

    Category: Military

  7. a group of persons authoritatively charged with particular functions:

    a parks commission.

    Category: Government

  8. a task or matter committed to one's charge; official assignment:

    The architect received a commission to design an office building.

  9. the act of committing or perpetrating a crime, error, etc.

  10. something that is committed.

  11. authority to act as agent for another or others in commercial transactions.

    Category: Business

  12. a sum or percentage allowed to agents, sales representatives, etc., for their services.

    Category: Business

  13. (v.t.)to give a commission to.

  14. to authorize; send on a mission.

  15. to order (a warship, military command, etc.) into readiness for active duty.

    Category: Military

  16. to give a commission or order for:

    to commission a painting for the lobby.

Idioms for commission:

  1. in (or out of) commission, in (or not in) service. in (or not in) operating order. Also, into commission. (of a ship) in condition for active naval service.

    Category: Idiom, Military, Nautical, Navy

Origin of commission:

1300–50; ME (< AF) < L commissiō commencement of a contest < committ(ere) (see commit )

com•mis′sive•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. committee, commission(noun)

    a special group delegated to consider some matter

    "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

  2. commission(noun)

    a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)

    "he works on commission"

  3. commission, commissioning(noun)

    the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

  4. commission(noun)

    the state of being in good working order and ready for operation

    "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"

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

    a group of representatives or delegates

  6. commission, charge, direction(noun)

    a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

    "the judge's charge to the jury"

  7. commission, military commission(noun)

    an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces

  8. perpetration, commission, committal(noun)

    the act of committing a crime

  9. mission, charge, commission(verb)

    a special assignment that is given to a person or group

    "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

  10. commission(verb)

    put into commission; equip for service; of ships

  11. commission(verb)

    place an order for

  12. commission(verb)

    charge with a task

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. commission(noun)əˈmɪʃ ən

    a group whose job is to find an answer to a problem or a question

    The Commission for Racial Equality

  2. commissionəˈmɪʃ ən

    money earned by a salesperson for each sale

    She earns a 20% commission.

  3. commissionəˈmɪʃ ən

    paid by commission

    All staff are on commission.

  4. commissionəˈmɪʃ ən

    a request to create a piece of art

    a new commission to paint pictures for the restaurant

  5. commissionəˈmɪʃ ən

    not working properly

    The cash machine was out of commission.

  6. commission(verb)əˈmɪʃ ən

    to request sb to create a piece of art

    She commissioned him to paint her portrait.

Wiktionary

  1. commission(Noun)

    A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).

    It was James Bond's commission to defeat the bad guys.

  2. commission(Noun)

    An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.

    David received his commission after graduating from West Point.

  3. commission(Noun)

    A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function. Eg: The European Commission, The Electoral Commission, The Federal Communications Commission.

    The company's sexual harassment commission made sure that every employee completed the on-line course.

  4. commission(Noun)

    A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction. Eg: Reseller commission, Finder's fee.

    The real-estate broker charged a four percent commission for their knowledge on bidding for commercial properties; for their intellectual perspective on making a formal offer and the strategy to obtain a mutually satisfying deal with the seller in favour of the buyer .

  5. commission(Noun)

    the act of committing (e.g. a crime)

    the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism

  6. commission(Noun)

    The name of a service provided to validate the completeness and accuracy of a project or venture.

    At the end of the school renovation project, Independent Commissioning Consulting, LLC will commission the buildings energy management system to ensure its functionality and conformance to the school districts specifications.

  7. commission(Verb)

    To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.

    James Bond was commissioned with recovering the secret documents.

  8. commission(Verb)

    To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait.

    He commissioned a replica of the Mona Lisa for his living room, but the painter gave up after six months.

  9. commission(Verb)

    To put into active service; as, commission a ship.

    The aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1944, during WWII.

  10. Origin: From Latin commissio, from prefix com-, + noun of action missio, from perfect passive participle missus, from the verb mitto, + noun of action suffix -io.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commission(noun)

    the act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating

  2. Commission(noun)

    the act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed

  3. Commission(noun)

    the duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge

  4. Commission(noun)

    a formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties

  5. Commission(noun)

    a certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission

  6. Commission(noun)

    a company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission

  7. Commission(noun)

    the acting under authority of, or on account of, another

  8. Commission(noun)

    the thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city

  9. Commission(noun)

    the brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See Del credere

  10. Commission(verb)

    to give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer

  11. Commission(verb)

    to send out with a charge or commission

Freebase

  1. Commission

    The payment of commission as remuneration for services rendered or products sold is a common way to reward sales people. Payments often will be calculated on the basis of a percentage of the goods sold. This is a way for firms to solve the principal–agent problem, by attempting to realign employees' interests with those of the firm. One of the most common means of attempting to align principal and agent interests is to design a contract with incentives that track agent performance. The principal–agent theory provides an explanation for the dissimilarities across the marketing firms in the types of compensation plans used by them, such as fixed salary, straight commission or a combination of both fixed salary and straight commissions. Although many types of commission systems exist, a common form is known as On Target Earnings, where commission rates are based on the achievement of specific targets that have been agreed upon between management and the salesperson. Commissions are intended to create a strong incentive for employees to invest maximum effort into their work. Note that often a firm embracing a commission structure may not involve employees, but may solely establish themselves using independent contractors. An example of this in the USA could be a real estate agent.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commission' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #957

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commission' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1632

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commission' in Nouns Frequency: #398

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commission' in Verbs Frequency: #807


Translations for commission

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

commission

money earned by a person who sells things for someone else.

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