• 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

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