chairperson

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chair +‎ person, after chairman and chairwoman

Noun[edit]

chairperson (plural chairpersons or chairpeople)

  1. 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.

Usage notes[edit]

In modern usage, terms like chair, moderator, coordinator, presiding officer, group leader, head, facilitator, and so forth, are often preferred.

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