• WordNet 3.6
    • n relegation mild banishment; consignment to an inferior position "he has been relegated to a post in Siberia"
    • n relegation the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category
    • n relegation authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Relegation The act of relegating, or the state of being relegated; removal; banishment; exile.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n relegation The act of relegating; banishment: specifically a term in ancient Roman law, and also in ecclesiastical law, and in that of universities, especially in Germany. See relegate, 2.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. relegatio,: cf. F. relégation,


In literature:

It was a mere formality by which the affair was relegated to the history of the State.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
But it appears that what is needful is relegated to the rear, while objects of indifference are brought to the fore.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Caste, by relegating the subject race to an inferior status, gives to each race at any rate a monopoly of its own tasks.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Soon after supper the family were relegated to the kitchen, and Sukey, with palpitating heart, waited in the front room for Dic.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
As on the previous day Michigan and Vermont were relegated to the rear.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Nor is this experience one to be relegated to the realm of miracle.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
When, however, it is compared with the grand group, it is relegated immediately to the second rank.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
It may indeed force the relegation of dreadnoughts to the scrap heap.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
But at this relegating phrase his sense of humour rose to mock him.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
We need not with him relegate the core of personal being to the realm of idea.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
They relegated that to the imagined realm which was to be entered through the gateway of death.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
We may prudently relegate both these versions to the realm of imagination.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Daniel, again, I imagine relegated to the Apocrypha.
"The Salvaging Of Civilisation" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Lipsius and Dobschutz relegate the book to the 4th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
These are relegated to a lower grade.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
But how can we justify that relegation in the eyes of the public?
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
These events came, passed, and soon were relegated to the mere memory of a stormy period, scarcely pleasant to dwell upon.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
This disappearance of Lem Lutts was not a closed incident to be relegated to forgetfulness.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
She had never yet heard herself called his dear wife, and felt the immensity of her relegation to her proper place.
"The Pastor's Wife" by Elizabeth von Arnim
She relegated hats and puny, impotent hat-pins to oblivion.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles

In poetry:

That we must feign a bliss
Of doubtful future date,
And while we dream on this
Lose all our present state,
And relegate to worlds yet distant our repose?
"From the Hymn of Empedocles" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

Small speakers used to mean small sound, which is why most people relegated their pint-size units to the home office by the computer.
LONDON — Chelsea won its second straight Premier League title Saturday, and Birmingham City and West Brom were relegated from English soccer's top league.
Fashion's Race Problem Is Back: Victoria's Secret Relegates Black Models to Tribal Skit.
But others are better left relegated to the archives.
Don't relegate downtown to another 30 years of stagnation.
Don't relegate our great nation to the history books.
Draghi Relegating Rates Makes OMT Policy Weapon of Choice.
Saints move clear from relegation zone.
SOUTHAMPTON, England — Southampton remains in the Premier League relegation zone after a 1-1 draw against Swansea at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday.
Palmeiras was relegated for the first time in 2002 and easily returned to the top flight the following year.
Arsenal tally third scoreless match in a row as Villa climbs out of relegation zone.
Novara coach Emiliano Mondonico's return to Serie A proved disappointing as he witnessed his new team lose 2-1 to Chievo Verona on Thursday and look even more certain of relegation.
Once relegated to whatever space was left in the dairy case, shredded cheese now commands its own special section, as retailers continue to discover that this new kid on the block is fast becoming king of the hill.
However, largely because of price considerations, they've mostly been relegated to very high-performance, mission-critical applications.
Solid-state lighting, for the most part, has been relegated to niches like automobile taillights, Christmas decorations, patio lanterns and the humble flashlight.

In science:

We relegate in the supplementary text material S2 the third model, called the Poincar´e half-plane model and noted H, which is not as convenient as the second for visualizing important geometric transformations such as rotations.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
Technical results needed in these proofs have been relegated to the Appendix.
The eigenvalues and eigenvectors of finite, low rank perturbations of large random matrices
As the main focus of this current paper is on random regular graphs of constant degree, we relegate the full proof of Theorem 5 to the Appendix, where the proof itself follows quite closely that of Theorem 4.
Local resilience and Hamiltonicity Maker-Breaker games in random-regular graphs
We will apply Theorem 4.6 on the random field h = ∆f in the course of proof of the main result of this section, namely Theorem 4.3; we relegate the justification of h being attainable to Appendix C.1.
Scalar curvature and $Q$-curvature of random metrics
Proof of this theorem is relegated to section 5.
Moduli Space of General Connections
We then give a summary of our analytical results, relegating the presentation of numerical results to the end of the paper.
Coherent potential approximation for disordered bosons
In Section 2, we present the equations of motion, relegating their derivation to the Appendix.
The Eccentric Kozai Mechanism for a Test Particle
However, the discussion of the sign of gΛ ( ¯M 2 e (Λ)) is a little bit more involved than that of fΛ ( ¯M 2 e (Λ)) and for this reason we relegate it to App. C and focus here on the results.
A critical look at the role of the bare parameters in the renormalization of Phi-derivable approximations
To prove Lemma 4.6 we will need the following lemma (which establishes the asymptotics for some expressions involved in X and Y - see (27)), whose proof is relegated to Section 8.
Nodal length fluctuations for arithmetic random waves
The proof of Lemma 3 mostly follows from known results, and is relegated to Appendix B.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
Final conclusions about (i), (ii) and (iii) were presented in : at the light of Wigner-PDC optics, the usual “critical efficiency game” is relegated to something close to absolute irrelevancy, at least as far as PDC-generated photon entanglement is concerned.
QM, non-locality and the vacuum fluctuations: conclusions and new directions
This theorem is proved over the course of the rest of this section, with the more technical aspects of the proof relegated to the later Section 7.
Free energy fluctuations for directed polymers in random media in 1+1 dimension
All the ma jor proofs, some of which require careful combinatorics, are relegated to the online supplement.
Sequential monitoring with conditional randomization tests
In the ”official” power counting philosophy, its effects are relegated to higher orders.
Baryons 2002: Outlook
Since the proof of Theorem 1 is somewhat involved, it is relegated to the Appendix, but the key idea of this proof is simple.
A nonmanipulable test