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

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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. Tariq Arian:

    A delegation will be sent from Kabul to investigate today's incident in a comprehensive manner.

  2. Steve Daniels:

    [Larry] has such a legacy here that he can knock on the doors of our congressional delegation and get a meeting with them, he’s that extra push this cause needs to really reach the next level in funding and research, and, ideally, to find a cure.

  3. Federica Mogherini:

    My main message especially in meeting with that (Syrian government) delegation is the need to start a political transition in Damascus.

  4. Kurt Volker:

    He said that Former Trump Ukraine was a corrupt country, full of' terrible people,' ukraine Kurt Volker said they' tried to take me down.' In the course of that conversation, Ukraine Kurt Volker 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, 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.

  5. Ould Cheikh Ahmed:

    The departure of the Government of Yemen delegation from Kuwait is not a departure from the Peace Talks, we agreed with the parties to keep the talks ongoing until we agree on next steps in the coming days which shall be dedicated to intensive meetings.

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