Meaning of CONFERENCE in English

CONFERENCE

— conferential /kon'feuh ren"sheuhl/ , adj.

/kon"feuhr euhns, -freuhns/ , n. , v. , conferenced, conferencing .

n.

1. a meeting for consultation or discussion: a conference between a student and his adviser.

2. the act of conferring or consulting together; consultation, esp. on an important or serious matter.

3. Govt. a meeting, as of various committees, to settle disagreements between the two branches of the legislature.

4. an association of athletic teams; league: an intercollegiate conference.

5. Eccles.

a. an official assembly of clergy or of clergy and laity, customary in many Christian denominations.

b. a group of churches whose representatives regularly meet in such an assembly.

v.i.

6. to hold or participate in a conference or series of conferences.

[ 1530-40; conferentia. See CONFER, -ENCE ]

Syn. 1. parley, colloquium. See convention .

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