(kŏn′vər-sät′sē-ō′nē, kōn′vĕr-sä-tsyō′nĕ)
n. pl. con·ver·sa·zi·o·nes or con·ver·sa·zi·o·ni (-nē)
A meeting for conversation or discussion, especially about art.

[Italian, from Latin conversātiō, conversātiōn-, dealings with persons, from conversātus, past participle of conversārī, to associate with; see converse1.]


(konversatˈtsjone; English ˌkɒnvəˌsætsɪˈəʊnɪ)
n, pl -zioni (-ˈtsjoni) , -ziones (English -tsɪˈəʊniːz)
1. (Art Terms) a social gathering for discussion of the arts, literature, etc
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a social gathering for discussion of the arts, literature, etc
[C18: literally: conversation]


 a private assembly; an assembly for conversation or social recreation; a soirée given by a learned society—Wilkes.
References in classic literature ?
The meanest mathematician in Spaceland will readily believe me when I assert that the problems of life, which present themselves to the well-educated -- when they are themselves in motion, rotating, advancing or retreating, and at the same time attempting to discriminate by the sense of sight between a number of Polygons of high rank moving in different directions, as for example in a ball-room or conversazione -- must be of a nature to task the angularity of the most intellectual, and amply justify the rich endowments of the Learned Professors of Geometry, both Static and Kinetic, in the illustrious University of Wentbridge, where the Science and Art of Sight Recognition are regularly taught to large classes of the ELITE of the States.
Beebe, who loved the art of the past, was reminded of a favourite theme, the Santa Conversazione, in which people who care for one another are painted chatting together about noble things--a theme neither sensual nor sensational, and therefore ignored by the art of to-day.
I'm too detached to talk scandal, and yet at scientific conversaziones I HAVE heard something of Challenger, for he is one of those men whom nobody can ignore.
Pansa vi richiama una conversazione avuta con un vecchio commissario a cui ha chiesto se non si fosse mai pentito di aver fucilato tanti fascisti e che gli ha ribattuto: "la tua domanda e di un giovanotto che non ha mai combattuto una guerra.
In this sacra conversazione, the life-sized figures are depicted with a startling naturalism--the tender St Francis beside a stony-faced Virgin--against what feels like a lingering Venetian gloaming (although the condition of the painting may have something to do with that).
The rectangle, or quadro, was a painted scene in which the saints and divine figures seemed to be interacting in a realistic space (the sacra conversazione or sacred conversation).
Lontana per dato sociologico dalla sprezzatura cortigiana, la dissimulazione praticata dai personaggi dei Promessi sposi si avvicina piuttosto alla dissimulazione onesta che Snyder colloca nel territorio della civile conversazione teorizzata da Stefano Guazzo e Giordano Bruno.
According to Rosenbaum, the most important modern precursor of the Memoir Club was the Apostles, the Cambridge Conversazione Society to which several of its first members had belonged.
It may be that she WNS busy making preparations for the conversazione that was to follow the meeting.
Conversazione con Massimiliano Fuksas sulla chiesa di Foligno, ed altro (Roma, April 17, 2009), accessed April 25, 2013, http://www .
section]) This article is based on a paper given by the author at Pembroke College, University of Oxford on 21 March 2014 for the Intellectual Property Conversazione as part of the 2014 Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot.