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seminar

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noun sem·i·nar \ˈse-mə-ˌnär\

Simple Definition of seminar

  • : a meeting in which you receive information on and training in a particular subject

  • : a class offered to a small group of students at a college or university

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of seminar

  1. 1 :  a group of advanced students studying under a professor with each doing original research and all exchanging results through reports and discussions

  2. 2a (1) :  a course of study pursued by a seminar (2) :  an advanced or graduate course often featuring informality and discussionb :  a scheduled meeting of a seminar or a room for such meetings

  3. 3 :  a meeting for giving and discussing information

Examples of seminar in a sentence

  1. a seminar on career planning

  2. <a seminar bringing together the world's leading epidemiologists>



Origin of seminar

German, from Latin seminarium nursery


First Known Use: 1863



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