noun sem·i·nar \ˈse-mə-ˌnär\

: 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

Full Definition of SEMINAR

:  a group of advanced students studying under a professor with each doing original research and all exchanging results through reports and discussions
a (1) :  a course of study pursued by a seminar (2) :  an advanced or graduate course often featuring informality and discussion
b :  a scheduled meeting of a seminar or a room for such meetings
:  a meeting for giving and discussing information

Examples of SEMINAR

  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

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis


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