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|Noun||1.||group discussion - 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"
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