Definition of conference
1 a : a meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern b : a usually formal interchange of views : consultation c : a meeting of members of the two branches of a legislature to adjust differences d : caucus
3 a : a representative assembly or administrative organization of a religious denomination b : a territorial division of a religious denomination
4 : an association of athletic teams
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
First Known Use of conference
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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