What does delegation mean?

Definitions for delegation
ˌdɛl ɪˈgeɪ ʃəndel·e·ga·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word delegation.

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.

    Etymology: delegatio: confer French délégation.

  2. delegation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: delegatio: confer French délégation.

  3. delegation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: delegatio: confer French délégation.

  4. delegation(Noun)

    A contract whereby the original debtor substitutes a new debtor in his stead, with the creditor's permission.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. delegatio: cf. F. dlgation.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. delegatio: cf. F. dlgation.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce delegation?

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How to say delegation in sign language?

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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

Examples of delegation in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Murray:

    This is pretty astounding, not only are New Jersey Democrats doing better on the generic House ballot statewide, but the shift is coming almost entirely from districts currently held by the GOP. If these results hold, we could be down to just one or two -- or maybe even zero -- Republican members in the state congressional delegation after November.

  2. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

    I am proud of the delegation we have in Norway, and I am proud that we are in a constructive dialogue with the Venezuelan opposition.

  3. Jared Huffman:

    Some of these folks were booing (Rep.) Barbara Lee, D-Calif., at the California (delegation) breakfast this morning, i mean, she’s to the left of Bernie Sanders. It tells you a lot about the intensity of the faction.

  4. Edward Daniels:

    We are very pleased to have been part of this historic delegation. Clearly Iran remains under sanctions with time before sanctions will be unwound and clearly we will be absolutely adhering to all sanctions, having said that, when sanctions are removed we will look to examine possible options to work in Iran.

  5. Kurt Volker:

    Kurt Volker said that Ukraine was a corrupt country, full of' terrible people,' donald Trump said they' tried to take me down.' In the course of that conversation, Donald Trump referenced conversations with Rudy Giuliani. It was clear to me that despite the positive news and recommendations being conveyed by this official delegation about the new President, Donald Trump had a deeply rooted negative view on Ukraine rooted in the past. He was clearly receiving other information from other sources, including Mayor Rudy Giuliani, that was more negative, causing him to retain this negative view.

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