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 (kŏn′fər-əns, -frəns)
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.
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