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Examples of symposium in a Sentence
Professors and graduate students attended the symposium.
recently attended a daylong symposium on new methods of chromatography
Recent Examples of symposium from the Web
There was speculation among scientists at an international symposium on E. coli in Florence, Italy, this week that the source of the outbreak could be shared irrigation water or windblown dust.
San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan organized the symposium, which was attended by about 175 stakeholders from across the county.
Little also got a peek at this year’s combine at the NCAA’s symposium for prospective pros.
The invitation-only symposium — set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 — will be held on the Northwest Campus of Wayne County Community College District in the Larry K. Lewis Education Building, 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit.
Admission for the symposiums is free, but pre-registration is required.
Speaking to students at a symposium hosted by the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Cook reflected on the ultimate sacrifice that King made.
Assertions that about 30% of La Cañada teens had tried drugs at least once and that a narcotics problem was prevalent here were made at a narcotics symposium organized by St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church.
Gates said in an interview with STAT reporters and editors, before announcing the funding at a symposium on epidemics organized by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Did You Know?
It was drinking more than thinking that drew people to the original symposia and that gave us the word symposium. The ancient Greeks would often follow a banquet with a drinking party they called a "symposion." That name came from "sympinein," a verb that combines pinein, meaning "to drink," with the prefix syn-, meaning "together." Originally, English speakers only used "symposium" to refer to such an ancient Greek party, but in the 18th century British gentlemen's clubs started using the word for gatherings in which intellectual conversation was fueled by drinking. By the 19th century, "symposium" had gained the more sober sense we know today, describing meetings in which the focus is more on the exchange of ideas and less on imbibing.
SYMPOSIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of symposium for English Language Learners
: a formal meeting at which experts discuss a particular topic
: a collection of articles on a particular subject
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