seminar

noun sem·i·nar \ ˈse-mə-ˌnär \
Updated on: 18 May 2018
1 : a group of advanced students studying under a professor with each doing original research and all exchanging results through reports and discussions
2 a (1) : a course of study pursued by a seminar
(2) : an advanced or graduate course often featuring informality and discussion
b : a scheduled meeting of a seminar or a room for such meetings
3 : a meeting for giving and discussing information

Examples of seminar in a Sentence

  1. a seminar on career planning

  2. a seminar bringing together the world's leading epidemiologists

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Origin and Etymology of seminar

German, from Latin seminarium nursery

SEMINAR Defined for English Language Learners

seminar

  • : a meeting in which you receive information on and training in a particular subject

  • : a class offered to a small group of students at a college or university



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