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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
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