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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;
May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SIS, a leading technology solutions provider, announced that Kirsten Craft, Executive Vice President, Software and Consulting is featured in a panel discussion for the University of Kentucky Entrepreneurship Colloquia Series.
In his welcome address, Dr Laghari applauded the launch of the series of colloquia which is meant to bring social and policy sciences closer.
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.
The power of the word/La puissance du verbe; the Cambridge colloquia.
Tempers and egos of the art world clashed spectacularly at the fair's other new initiative, 'Art Basel Conversations', a series of colloquia sponsored by Bulgari jewellers that took place in a Richard Meier-cum-Buck Rogers space next to the fair.
This year's meeting will feature a separate Automotive Industry Session that includes colloquia on "Rubber for automotive products, automotive hoses and sealing applications," and "Rubber in alternate power sources, hybrid vehicles and hyper cars.
The last few years have witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of interdisciplinary conferences and colloquia, monographs, articles, and doctoral dissertations on women in France in the early modern period.
During the 18 past colloquia, ASIC has dealt with a multitude of issues associated with coffee research, including: agronomy--genetics, botany, physiology, agrotechnics, pests and diseases, etc.
The speakers give their papers at colloquia that occur at Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Harvard University, and Wellesley College.