Definition of Chairperson

1. Noun. The officer who presides at the meetings of an organization. "Address your remarks to the chairperson"

Exact synonyms: Chair, Chairman, Chairwoman, President
Specialized synonyms: Kalon Tripa, Vice Chairman
Generic synonyms: Presiding Officer
Derivative terms: Chair, Chair, Chairman, Chairmanship, Preside, Presidency, Presidency, Presidentship



Definition of Chairperson

1. Noun. a chairman or chairwoman, someone who presides over a meeting, board, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chairperson

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chairperson

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Literary usage of Chairperson

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Usage writers who venture an opinion on the subject tend to dislike chairperson and recommend chairman, chairman or chairwoman, or chair (see CHAIR). ..."

2. Public Participation in Democratic Governance in South Africa by Gregory F. Houston, Richard Humphries, Ian Liebenberg (2001)
"49 Interview with Jan Joubert—city councillor and chairperson of Planning Zone 2. ... Interview with Joanne Byng—chairperson of Planning Zone 9. ..."

3. Resource Conservation: Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"Let me now introduce to the committee Aggie Helle, chairperson, Environmental Committee, ... STATEMENT OF AGGIE HELLE, chairperson, ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, ..."

4. Skill in Communication: A Vital Element in Effective Management by David D. Acker (1994)
"If he fails to perform his might take to avoid protocol prob- of .^élevant subjects, a series of Some steps the chairperson turn into meaningless ..."

5. Insurance Regulation and Supervision in Asia by Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (1999)
"... chairperson, OECD Insurance Committee Minister Lim, Excellency Hashimoto, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure and an honour for me to open this ..."

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