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an academic conference or seminar
Not to be confused with:
colloquial – not formal or literary; belonging to or typical of ordinary or familiar language
colloquy – the act of conversing; a conversation
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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.]
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n, pl -quiums or -quia (-kwɪə)
1. an informal gathering for discussion
2. (Education) an academic seminar
[C17: from Latin: conversation, conference, colloquy]
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(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]
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 a conference; an assembly for discussion [from colloque, ‘a place for conversation in a monastery,’ 1844].
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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"
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A meeting for the exchange of views:
Informal: powwow.
Slang: rap session.
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[kəˈləʊkwɪəm] N (colloquiums or colloquia (pl)) → coloquio m
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nKolloquium nt
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References in classic literature ?
I have some curious books in both languages; such as Erasmi Colloquia, Ovid de Tristibus, Gradus ad Parnassum; and in English I have several of the best books, though some of them are a little torn; but I have a great part of Stowe's Chronicle; the sixth volume of Pope's Homer; the third volume of the Spectator; the second volume of Echard's Roman History; the Craftsman; Robinson Crusoe; Thomas a Kempis; and two volumes of Tom Brown's Works."
The colloquia are one hour in length and provide opportunities to engage with current research being conducted in the field of literacy.
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 ( /summer_colloquia.php).
LaForge established the Delta State University Colloquia program when taking office in 2013.
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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution launched a new program, hosting three "Morss Colloquia" since October 2006.