Definition of colloquium
- … a nine-session scholar-led colloquium to introduce teachers to literary texts by and about minorities …
- —Bruce Fraser
A colloquy is a conversation, and especially an important, high-level discussion. Colloquy and colloquium once meant the same thing, though today colloquium always refers to a conference. Because of its old "conversation" meaning, however, a colloquium is a type of conference with important question-and-answer periods.
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