conference call


Definition of conference call

: a telephone call by which a caller can speak with several people at the same time

Examples of conference call in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last week, Fox News aired a story with Kraus describing his remarks during a conference call with other directors, state officials and hospital leaders. Sam Dorman, Fox News, "NY nursing home whistleblower gets visit from health inspector after calling Cuomo order 'ridiculous'," 24 Mar. 2021 The company revised its estimate of the financial impact as defaults on the Texas grid surged to $3.1 billion from a previous assumption of $1.3 billion, Gutierrez said during a conference call with analysts. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Power giant NRG Energy expects a $750 million hit from the Texas cold crisis," 17 Mar. 2021 Of course vanishing commutes, remote schooling, and the flexibility to make a sandwich during a conference call would change how people eat. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "How the Pandemic Changed the American Meal," 5 Mar. 2021 During a conference call with analysts, Solomon said that about 60% of its workers in Hong Kong and Tokyo are back in the office and about half of its employees have returned to the office in Europe. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Goldman Sachs posts big jump in profits as market rebounds," 14 Oct. 2020 As many as 35% of those 65 and older in Dallas County have received at least one dose of vaccine, said Dr. Richard Medford of UT Southwestern Medical Center in a conference call with Dallas Morning News subscribers on Wednesday. Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, "Cases of more contagious U.K. variant are seeing ‘rapid growth’ in Texas," 13 Feb. 2021 But Mayor Sylvester Turner said he and several other mayors from around the country were scheduled to take part in a conference call with the White House on Friday to discuss vaccine distribution. Chron, "Abbott: A FEMA COVID "supersite" could be on the way to Houston," 8 Feb. 2021 In a conference call with Ohio reporters on Tuesday, Portman repeatedly declined to use that term when referring to the Democratic candidate who won 306 electoral votes compared with 232 for Trump. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, "Sen. Rob Portman still won’t call Joe Biden “President-elect”," 2 Dec. 2020 Within a few hours, the NCAA held a conference call with coaches and administrators to solicit feedback. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, "NCAA apologizes to women's basketball players for weight room disparity," 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of conference call

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conference call was in 1941

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18 Apr 2021

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“Conference call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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: a telephone call in which someone talks to several people at the same time

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