delegation


delegation
delegation del‧e‧ga‧tion [ˌdelˈgeɪʆn] noun
1. [countable] COMMERCE a group of people who officially represent a company, organization, government etc:

• A delegation of British business executives has arrived in Cuba for trade talks.

• The company's chief executive led a powerful delegation to today's meeting.

ˈtrade deleˌgation [countable] COMMERCE
a group of representatives from businesses that produce or supply goods who visit another country in order to increase business with that country:

• Nebraska will send a third trade delegation to Cuba to sell agricultural commodities.

2. [uncountable] the process of giving part of your power or work to someone else, usually someone in a lower position than you:

• the delegation of responsibility

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delegation UK US /ˌdelɪˈgeɪʃən/ noun
[C] a group of delegates: »

The Trade and Industry Secretary is taking a delegation of business and union leaders to Shanghai tomorrow to meet Chinese ministers.

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Indiana's trade delegation hopes to secure investments and jobs by visiting European companies whose offices are already in the state.

[U] the act of giving a particular job, duty, etc. to someone else: the delegation of authority/power/responsibility »

The main principle involved is the delegation of responsibility for budgets to accountable units, each of which has defined objectives.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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