conference call


Definition of conference call

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

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Many participants at the Chicago conference called for a big trial that could put the spotlight on firms’ practices, as the Microsoft case did in the 2000s. The Economist, "A new school in ChicagoHow regulators can prevent excessive concentration online," 28 June 2018 The two sides arranged a conference call for June 23, with Cathy scheduled to be joined by a senior attorney in his legal department. Author: Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, "Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job – at Chick-fil-A," 5 June 2018 American won't reduce the seat supply during the busy summer travel season, Chief Executive Doug Parker said in a conference call last month to discuss earnings. Mary Schlangenstein,, "Airlines offer cheap fares even as the price of jet fuel surges," 22 May 2018 In a conference call, however, Symantec, one of the top security companies in the technology industry, said that the investigation doesn’t involve a data breach or any problems with its software or services. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Symantec Is Conducting an Internal Investigation As Shares Take a Tumble," 11 May 2018 Believe it or not, the conference call was being held to — wait for it — discuss how to avoid bad publicity. Mike Bianchi,, "Is there actually a buzz for Magic 'MoJo' of Mo Bamba and Jonathan Isaac?," 13 July 2018 Chief Executive Robert Gamgort said in a conference call with analysts. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, "Keurig Dr Pepper Says Sales of Its Coffee Brewers Fell," 28 Feb. 2019 Chief Executive Greg Hayes said during a conference call on Wednesday. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "P&G Raises Outlook After Another Quarter of Strong Sales," 23 Jan. 2019 In place of that meeting, the bureau gathered the board’s members for a conference call on Wednesday and effectively fired them. Stacy Cowley, New York Times, "Mick Mulvaney, Consumer Bureau’s Acting Chief, Purges Its Advisory Boards," 6 June 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conference call was in 1941

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English Language Learners Definition of conference call

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

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