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 (sĭm-pō′zē-ăst′, -əst)
A participant in a symposium.


(Education) a person who takes part in a symposium


(sɪmˈpoʊ ziˌæst, -əst)

a person who attends or participates in a symposium.
[1650–60; orig. < assumed Greek *symposiastḗs, derivative of symposiázein to drink together]

symposiast Rare.

a person participating in a symposium.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.symposiast - someone who participates in a symposium
attendee, meeter, attendant, attender - a person who is present and participates in a meeting; "he was a regular attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"
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He returned to New York City that summer to be a symposiast in the American Psychological Association (APA) program honouring Harry Dexter Kitson, Donald Super's mentor.
Although Peter would frequently serve as a guest professor and was an indefatigable symposiast and speaker at conferences in many countries, the University of Minnesota was to remain his lifelong home, a genuine Wahlheimat.
Entertainers performed, consorted and conversed with the symposiasts.
What," we asked our symposiasts, "would you say that we've learned--or ought to have learned--from Waco two decades after the fact?
But the energy and insight of the Symposiasts testify to a continuing devotion to the project of popular self-government initiated at the Founding.
Fellow symposiasts were Lynne Rudder Baker and Edward Wierenga.
The symposium constituted an intimate and convivial after-dinner drinking party, which involved discussions, performances of lyric poetry, verbal and physical games, and erotic activities among the symposiasts (see Murray; Vetta, Poesia).
The finished product, four essays held together by an introductory and concluding meditation, showcases the writing talents of all three symposiasts, who are likely to inspire the most unenthused interpreter of Augustine's eroticism to pick up and read again.
As the title of his 2000 collection has it, he is the poet "left under a cloud," the poet expelled from a world of nymphs and symposiasts, in short the poet ejected from the bar of King's College Cambridge, his haunt during a term as Judith E.
Among the interesting discursive shifts of Methodius's treatise is that the Brides of Christ are carefully distanced from any association with reproduction, unlike Plato's symposiasts for whom the fecund "reproductivity" of eros stands at the forefront of discussion.
2, containing an early Hellenistic epigram that prescribes appropriate behaviour for symposiasts, including the injunction e~ allhlou~ te fluarein kai skwptein toiauq oia gelwta ferein ('to poke fun at each other and to mock, just enough to produce laughter', 5-6: her translation).

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