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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
Johnson was the opening speaker while CNN commentator and motivational speaker Mel Robbins closed the RBC Cardinal Health symposium last Saturday.
Tuesday’s event was recognized as a Poverty Awareness Day inspired by the Lake County Community Foundation’s symposium on poverty, hosted earlier in the year.
The Rookie Immersion The NFL abolished the old rookie symposium after 2015, and this is third year of its replacement—the rookie transition program, which is run by each individual team.
Beady asked Daniel to share his story at one of the opioid symposiums the chapel holds each year.
Madeleine Elish, now a researcher at independent research institute Data & Society, worked on a report that emerged from a 2016 symposium co-hosted by the White House and NYU on the social and economic impacts of AI.
Fletemeyer invited the Army Corps personnel to a Tampa symposium on rip currents last month, but his inquiries went unanswered, emails Fletemeyer provided show.
But a fantastically informative symposium on EHRs yesterday at Stanford University’s School of Medicine shined a bright light on the many things keeping that promise at bay.
Friday and Saturday evening concerts are 7 to 10 p.m.; Sunday workshops, concerts, and symposium are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $16 to $35.
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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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