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con·fer·ence

 (kŏn′fər-əns, -frəns)
n.
1.
a. A meeting for consultation or discussion.
b. An exchange of views.
c. A meeting of committees to settle differences between two legislative bodies.
2. An assembly of clerical or of clerical and lay members from a particular district in various Protestant churches.
3. Sports An association of teams.
4. The act of conferring, as of an academic degree.

[Medieval Latin cōnferentia, from Latin cōnferēns, cōnferent-, present participle of cōnferre, to bring together; see confer.]

con′fer·en′tial (-fə-rĕn′shəl) adj.

conference

(ˈkɒnfərəns; -frəns)
n
1. a meeting for consultation, exchange of information, or discussion, esp one with a formal agenda
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a formal meeting of two or more states, political groups, etc, esp to discuss differences or formulate common policy
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an assembly of the clergy or of clergy and laity of any of certain Protestant Christian Churches acting as representatives of their denomination: the Methodist conference.
4. (General Sporting Terms) sport a league or division of clubs or teams
5. rare an act of bestowal
[C16: from Medieval Latin conferentia, from Latin conferre to bring together; see confer]
conferential adj

con•fer•ence

(ˈkɒn fər əns, -frəns)

n., v. -enced, -enc•ing. n.
1. a meeting for consultation or discussion: a conference between a student and her adviser.
2. the act of conferring or consulting together; consultation, esp. on an important or serious matter.
3. a meeting of members of both houses of a legislature to effect a compromise between different versions of a bill.
4. an association of athletic teams; league.
5.
a. an official assembly of clergy or of clergy and laity.
b. a group of churches whose representatives regularly meet in such an assembly.
v.i.
6. to hold or participate in a conference or series of conferences.
[1530–40; < Medieval Latin conferentia. See confer, -ence]
con`fer•en′tial (-fəˈrɛn ʃəl) adj.
syn: See convention.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conference - a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)conference - a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
symposium - a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations
seminar - any meeting for an exchange of ideas
colloquium - an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting
conferee - a member of a conference
2.conference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its membersconference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
big league, major league, majors - the most important league in any sport (especially baseball)
bush league, minor league, minors - a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
baseball league - a league of baseball teams
basketball league - a league of basketball teams
bowling league - a league of bowling teams
football league - a league of football teams
hockey league - a league of hockey teams
Ivy League - a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige
class, division - a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
3.conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topicconference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
give-and-take, discussion, word - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
bull session - an informal discussion (usually among men)
colloquy - a conversation especially a formal one
consultation - a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question; "frequent consultations with his lawyer"; "a consultation of several medical specialists"
consultation, interview, audience - a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"
huddle, powwow - (informal) a quick private conference
news conference, press conference - a conference at which press and tv reporters ask questions of a politician or other celebrity
pretrial, pretrial conference - (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases
round table, roundtable, round-table conference - a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views; "a roundtable on the future of computing"
session - a meeting for execution of a group's functions; "it was the opening session of the legislature"
teach-in - an extended session (as on a college campus) for lectures and discussion on an important and usually controversial issue
teleconference, teleconferencing - a conference of people who are in different locations that is made possible by the use of such telecommunications equipment as closed-circuit television

conference

noun meeting, congress, discussion, convention, forum, consultation, seminar, symposium, hui (N.Z.), convocation, colloquium The president summoned the state governors to a conference on education.

conference

noun
1. A meeting for the exchange of views:
Informal: powwow.
Slang: rap session.
2. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
3. A formal assemblage of the members of a group:
4. An exchanging of views:
Slang: rap.
5. An exchange of views in an attempt to reach a decision:
6. A group of athletic teams that play each other:
7. The act of conferring, as of an honor:
Translations
konferencesetkání
konferencemøde
konferenssi
konferencijasjednica
konferencia
ráîstefna
会議
회의
konferenca
konferens
การสัมมนา
hội nghị

conference

[ˈkɒnfərəns]
A. N (= discussion, meeting) → reunión f, conferencia f; (= assembly) → asamblea f, congreso m; (party political, academic) → congreso m
to be in conferenceestar en una reunión
see also press D
see also video
B. CPD conference call Nconferencia f
conference centre N (= town) → ciudad f de congresos; (= building) → palacio m de congresos; (in institution) → centro m de conferencias
conference hall Nsala f de conferencias or congresos
conference member Ncongresista mf
conference room Nsala f de conferencias
conference system Nsistema m de conferencias
conference table Nmesa f negociadora

conference

[ˈkɒnfrəns] n (= meeting, symposium) → conférence f
to be in conference → être en conférence, être en réunionconference call naudioconférence fconference centre n
(= building) → palais m des congrès
(in institution)centre m de conférencesconference committee n (US) commission mixte de compromis sur les projets de loiconference hall nsalle f de conférencesconference room nsalle f de conférencesconference table ntable f de conférence

conference

n
Konferenz f; (more informal) → Besprechung f; to be in a conference (with)eine Besprechung or Unterredung haben (mit); to get round the conference tablesich an den Konferenztisch setzen; to get somebody to the conference tablejdn an den Konferenztisch bringen; I’m sorry, he’s in conferencetut mir leid, er ist in or bei einer Konferenz/Besprechung
(= convention)Konferenz f, → Tagung f

conference

[ˈkɒnfrns] n (convention, meeting) → conferenza, convegno, congresso; (participants) → partecipanti mpl alla conferenza or al convegno
to be in conference → essere in riunione

confer

(kənˈfəː) past tense past participle conˈferred verb
1. (often with with) to consult each other. The staff conferred (with the headmaster) about the new timetable.
2. (with on) to give (an honour) to someone. The university conferred degrees on two famous scientists.
conference (ˈkonfərəns) noun
a meeting for discussion. The conference of heart specialists was held in New York.
ˈconference call noun
a telephone conversation in which more than two people participate.

conference

مُؤْتـَمَر konference konference Konferenz σύσκεψη conferencia konferenssi conférence konferencija conferenza 会議 회의 conferentie konferanse konferencja conferência конференция konferens การสัมมนา konferans hội nghị 会议
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would be the time for me to rise and propose a private conference in the vestry.
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and passing onward, as if disdaining farther conference, he communed with his Moslem slaves in a language unknown to the bystanders.
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