Chairperson vs Chairman what difference

what is difference between Chairperson and Chairman

English

Etymology

chair +‎ person, after chairman and chairwoman.

Noun

chairperson (plural chairpersons or chairpeople)

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

Usage notes

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

Synonyms

  • chair
  • presiding officer, presider

Translations



English

Etymology

From chair +‎ -man

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɛːmən/

Noun

chairman (plural chairmen)

  1. A person presiding over a meeting.
  2. The head of a corporate or governmental board of directors, a committee, or other formal entity.
  3. (historical) Someone whose job is to carry people in a portable chair, sedan chair, or similar conveyance.

Usage notes

  • Historically this term denoted a man, but it is now also used for women. Gender-neutral terms could be chairperson or just chair.

Coordinate terms

  • chairwoman

Hypernyms

  • chair, chairperson
  • presiding officer, presider

Derived terms

  • vice chairman, vice-chairman
  • cochairman

Translations

Verb

chairman (third-person singular simple present chairmans, present participle chairmanning, simple past and past participle chairmanned)

  1. To serve as chairman.

Anagrams

  • Charmian

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