delegate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English delegat, from Old French delegat, from Latin dēlēgātus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun
  • enPR: dĕlʹĭ-gət, IPA(key): /ˈdɛlɪɡət/
  • (file)
Verb

Noun[edit]

delegate (plural delegates)

  1. A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.
  2. A representative at a conference, etc.
  3. (US) An appointed representative in some legislative bodies.
  4. (computing) A type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer.
    • 2010, Trey Nash, Accelerated C# 2010 (page xxvi)
      Historically, all viable frameworks have always provided a mechanism to implement callbacks. C# goes one step further and encapsulates callbacks into callable objects called delegates.

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(computing) Hyponyms of delegate

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Verb[edit]

delegate (third-person singular simple present delegates, present participle delegating, simple past and past participle delegated)

  1. to authorize someone to be a delegate
  2. to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
    • 2020 July 20, Simon Jenkins, “Britain deserves better than an Old Etonian Donald Trump”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The war on Covid-19 was delegated to the health secretary, Matt Hancock, a paralysed NHS and scientists publicly feuding over dud data.
  3. (computing, Internet) (of a subdomain) to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of one's own

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

delegate

  1. feminine plural of delegato

Participle[edit]

delegate f pl

  1. feminine plural of delegato

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

delegate f

  1. plural of delegata

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

delegate

  1. inflection of delegare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēlēgāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēlēgō