Delegate vs Replacement - What's the difference?

delegate | replacement |


As nouns the difference between delegate and replacement

is that delegate is a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy while replacement is a person or thing that takes the place of another; a substitute.

As a verb delegate

is to authorize someone to be a delegate.

delegate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy
  • a representative at a conference, etc.
  • (US) an appointed representative in some legislative bodies
  • (computing) a type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer
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    Verb

    (delegat)
  • to authorize someone to be a delegate
  • to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
  • (computing, Internet) (of a subdomain) to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours
  • replacement

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or thing that takes the place of another; a substitute.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 28 , author=Kevin Darlin , title=West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Rovers lost keeper Robinson to a calf problem at half-time and his replacement Mark Bunn, making his Premier League debut, was immediately called into action - pushing away a vicious Peter Odemwingie drive at the near post.}}
  • The act of replacing something.
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    Derived terms

    * overreplacement * subreplacement
    See also
    * spare part