Definition of relegation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌrelɪˈɡeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrelɪˈɡeɪʃn//
    [uncountable] relegation (from something) (to something)
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  1. 1the fact of sports team, especially a football (soccer ) team, being moved to a lower position within an official league teams threatened with relegation
  2. 2the fact of being given a lower or less important position, rank, etc. than before Malenkov's relegation from prime minister to minister for power stations
  3. opposite promotion