Meaning of CONFERENCE in English

n.1 consultation, discussion.

2 a meeting for discussion, esp. a regular one held by an association or organization.

3 an annual assembly of the Methodist Church.

4 an association in commerce, sport, etc.

5 the linking of several telephones, computer terminals, etc., so that each user may communicate with the others simultaneously.

Phrases and idioms:

in conference engaged in discussion.


conferential adj.

Etymology: F conf{eacute}rence or med.L conferentia (as confer)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.