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colloquium

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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col·lo·qui·um

 (kə-lō′kwē-əm)
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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colloquium

(kəˈləʊkwɪəm)
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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col•lo•qui•um

(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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Colloquium

 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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colloquium

noun
A meeting for the exchange of views:
Informal: powwow.
Slang: rap session.
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Translations

colloquium

[kəˈləʊkwɪəm] N (colloquiums or colloquia (pl)) → coloquio m
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colloquium

nKolloquium nt
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Prominent scientist Viktor Hambartzoumyan established the tradition of such colloquiums yet in early 1970s as a sign of the
Next fall, October 4-6, we resume with the Colloquiums, to deal with "Stage and Screen Today." Details may be ascertained from West Virginia University's Department of Foreign Languages website: www.as.wvu.edu/forlang, or by faxing the director, Armand E.
Methodological discussions related to the conduct of empirical studies in the field of management and organization in transitional societies have become more and more of an issue in recent EGOS colloquiums. During the Lyon colloquium these discussions became even more intensive.