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
Recent Examples of conference from the Web
Democrats, including the former secretary of state in Missouri, Jason Kander, said at a news conference Wednesday that the panel's inquiry was a charade.
Mac was selected all-conference in 2014 after totaling 60 tackles and four interceptions.
The Wolverines will begin their season Nov. 3 with an exhibition game against Grand Valley State before beginning a slate of 13 games leading into the start of conference play.
Brownridge, a 6-foot-3 guard and three-time all-conference pick with Santa Clara, finished with 2,313 points.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said at a late-night press conference on Wednesday that investigators were working to identify the other victims.
The Breakthrough Initiatives recently held an international conference called Breakthrough Discuss at Stanford University.
The Public Award for the most votes while on display during the conference went to Champ Turner, a 15-year-old from Austin, Texas (below).
Today’s announcement includes a tease for the fall’s Oculus Connect 4 conference, which would be the odds-on favorite venue for a Rift 2 debut.
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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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