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n. pl. col·lo·qui·ums or col·lo·qui·a (-kwē-ə)
1. An informal meeting for the exchange of views.
2. An academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.

[Latin, conversation, from colloquī, to talk together : com-, com- + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -quiums or -quia (-kwɪə)
1. an informal gathering for discussion
2. (Education) an academic seminar
[C17: from Latin: conversation, conference, colloquy]


(kəˈloʊ kwi əm)

n., pl. -qui•ums, -qui•a (-kwi ə)
a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on and discuss a specific topic.
[1600–10; < Latin: talk, conversation]


 a conference; an assembly for discussion [from colloque, ‘a place for conversation in a monastery,’ 1844].
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colloquium - an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting
conference - a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
research colloquium - a colloquium at which the results of (scientific) research are reported
2.colloquium - an address to an academic meeting or seminar
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"


A meeting for the exchange of views:
Informal: powwow.
Slang: rap session.


[kəˈləʊkwɪəm] N (colloquiums or colloquia (pl)) → coloquio m


nKolloquium nt
References in classic literature ?
Erasmi Colloquia, Ovid de Tristibus, Gradus ad Parnassum;
The colloquium is part of series of colloquia conducted by the department around the country in celebration of Africa Month.
Papers and commentaries document five colloquia during the 2014-15 academic year.
Colloquia themes over the past 10 years have encompassed a broad range of topics, from marine ecosystems and regional biogeochemistry to statistical assessment of extreme weather events and space weather (www.
Since the colloquia held every few years by invitation in diverse countries are open to non-members of the CIPL as speakers and audiences, a wider enveloping body of pen membership was established at the Rome colloquium, entitled APICES (Association International Paleographique: Culture, Ecriture, Societe) from which information about the colloquia of the CIPL can be obtained and also from which occasionally candidates may be chosen for the Comite itself.
In his welcome address, Dr Laghari applauded the launch of the series of colloquia which is meant to bring social and policy sciences closer.
We are especially grateful to Hart Wegner, a frequent keynote speaker at the colloquia, for allowing us to publish the remarks he delivered at the memorial service that took place in Morgantown.
These colloquia held every 3-4 years are dedicated to the contributions of the late mathematicians Lars Ahlfors and Lipman Bers to the fields of geometric function theory, hyperbolic geometry, partial differential equations, and Teichmuller theory.
Obviously, the subject matter of subsequent Colloquia changed, researchers and academics developed, conditions of collaboration changed rapidly, moreover, shared scientific achievements were to be seen very clearly.
the public colloquia concerned "issues of global importance that are connected to human society and involve some aspect of science.
Each year, four to six colloquia are scheduled and feature presentations by leading scientists in the field.
The power of the word/La puissance du verbe; the Cambridge colloquia.