chairperson

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

chair +‎ person, after chairman and chairwoman

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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

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Last modified on 4 March 2014, at 15:14