conference

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noun con·fer·ence \ˈkän-f(ə-)rən(t)s, -fərn(t)s, for sense 2 usually kən-ˈfər-ən(t)s\

Definition of conference

  1. 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

  2. 2 or less commonly conferrenceplay \kən-ˈfər-ən(t)s\ :  bestowal, conferment the conference of academic degrees

  3. 3a :  a representative assembly or administrative organization of a religious denominationb :  a territorial division of a religious denomination

  4. 4 :  an association of athletic teams a football conference

conferential

play \ˌkän-fə-ˈren(t)-shəl\ adjective

Examples of conference in a Sentence

  1. The organization held its annual conference in New York this year.

  2. national conferences on women's health

  3. a conference of foreign ministers

  4. Our boss called a conference to discuss the new changes.

  5. He spent an hour in conference with the president.

  6. the champions of the American Football Conference

Origin and Etymology of conference

see confer


First Known Use: 1527


CONFERENCE Defined for English Language Learners

conference

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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

conference

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noun con·fer·ence \ˈkän-fə-rəns, -frəns\

Definition of conference for Students

  1. :  a meeting for discussion or exchange of opinions


Law Dictionary

conference

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noun con·fer·ence \ˈkän-frəns, -fə-rəns\

Legal Definition of conference

  1. 1 :  a meeting for consultation, deliberation, discussion, or interchange of opinions a conference on environmental law — see also judicial conference, pretrial conference

  2. 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. 3 :  caucus



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