A lengthy session of discussions, speeches, or debate.
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a long period of discussions, debates, or speeches
[C20: a blend of talk and marathon]
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(ˈtɔ kəˌθɒn)

an extended discussion, esp. on a matter of public interest.
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But that does not seem to have dampened the spirits of those having come to the annual talkathon of the rich and powerful from across the world - something that has become synonymous with this place for nearly five decades now.
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