Definition of conference
1a : a meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern The president is in conference with his advisers.b : a usually formal interchange of views : consultation a conference on climate changec : a meeting of members of the two branches of a legislature to adjust differencesd : caucus
3a : a representative assembly or administrative organization of a religious denominationb : a territorial division of a religious denomination
4 : an association of athletic teams a football conference
conferentialplay \ˌkän-fə-ˈren(t)-shəl\ adjective
Examples of conference in a sentence
The organization held its annual conference in New York this year.
national conferences on women's health
a conference of foreign ministers
Our boss called a conference to discuss the new changes.
He spent an hour in conference with the president.
the champions of the American Football Conference
Origin and Etymology of conference
First Known Use: 1527
CONFERENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conference for English Language Learners
: a formal meeting in which many people gather in order to talk about ideas or problems related to a particular topic (such as medicine or business) usually for several days
: a formal meeting in which a small number of people talk about something
: a group of sports teams that play against each other and that are part of a larger league of teams
CONFERENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of conference for Students
: a meeting for discussion or exchange of opinions
Legal Definition of conference
2 : a meeting of members of the two branches of a legislature especially to adjust differences in the provisions of a bill passed in different forms by the two branches; also : conference committee
3 : caucus
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