conference

conference con‧fe‧rence [ˈkɒnfrəns ǁ ˈkɑːn-] noun [countable]
1. a large formal meeting, usually lasting a day or several days, where people discuss things in order to exchange information or to come to an agreement:

• a sales conference

2. a private and formal meeting involving a small number of people:
conference with

• After a brief conference with ministers, the Prime Minister left for Germany.

• I'm afraid the CEO is in conference and will not be able to see you today.

ˈpress ˌconference also ˈpress ˌbriefing
a meeting at which someone makes an official statement to the people who write for the newspapers, radio, or television:

• a high-security press conference

a meeting in which people in different places can talk to each other using video S or computers, so that each person can see and speak to all the others:

• I have arranged a teleconference with the export sales team.

— teleconferencing noun [uncountable] :

• We are increasingly making use of teleconferencing.

• a teleconferencing system

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conference UK US /ˈkɒnfərəns/ noun [C] MEETINGS
an event, sometimes lasting a few days, at which there are a lot of talks and meetings about a particular subject: »

a conference centre/hall

hold/organize a conference (on sth) »

The institute will be holding a conference on higher education and economic growth next spring.

attend/go to/speak at a conference »

Most of the department attended the Mobile World conference in Barcelona.

»

He was the keynote speaker at a conference in Frankfurt.

conference delegate/participant »

Conference delegates will receive a discount on the price of their hotel rooms.

a private and formal meeting between a small number of people: »

After a short conference with his advisers, he announced his decision to resign.

»

a conference room

be in conference — Cf. be in conference

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • conférence — [ kɔ̃ferɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1346 « discussion »; lat. conferentia, de conferre → conférer 1 ♦ Conversation à caractère officiel ou solennel. ⇒ entretien. Avoir une conférence avec qqn. Tenir conférence (⇒ conférer) . 2 ♦ Assemblée de hautes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • conference — Conference. s. f. v. La comparaison que l on fait de deux choses, pour voir en quoy elles conviennent, & en quoy elles different. Il se dit particulierement des choses qui sont marquées au premier sens du verbe. Conference des Ordonnances, des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • conférence — CONFÉRENCE. s. f. La comparaison que l on fait de deux choses, pour voir en quoi elles conviennent, et en quoi elles diffèrent. La conférence des Ordonnances, des Coutumes. Conférence des temps, etc. Conférence des textes. Conférence des passages …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Conference — Con fer*ence, n. [F. conf[ e]rence. See {Confer}.] 1. The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Helps and furtherances which . . . the mutual conference of all men s collections and observations may… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conférence — ist im engeren Sinne die Bezeichnung für eine Ansage im Kabarett, in einer Revue oder im Varieté. Die Conférence reicht dabei von einer einfachen Ankündigung der nächsten Programm Nummer bis hin zur literarischen Plauderei oder einem satirischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • conference — con·fer·ence / kän frəns, fə rəns/ n 1: a meeting for consultation, deliberation, discussion, or interchange of opinions a conference on environmental law see also judicial conference, pretrial conference …   Law dictionary

  • conference — [kän′fər əns, kän′frəns; ] for n. 6 [ kən fʉr′əns] n. [Fr conférence < ML conferentia < L conferens, prp. of conferre: see CONFER] 1. the act of conversing or consulting on a serious matter 2. a formal meeting of a number of people for… …   English World dictionary

  • conference — 1550s, act of conferring, from M.Fr. conférence (15c.), from M.L. conferentia, from L. conferens, prp. of conferre (see CONFER (Cf. confer)). Meaning formal meeting for consultation is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • conference — [n1] convention, colloquium appointment, argument, chat, colloquy, confabulation, conferring, congress, consultation, conversation, convocation, deliberation, discussion, forum, gabfest*, groupthink*, huddle, interchange, interview, meeting,… …   New thesaurus

  • Conférence — Conférence,die:⇨Moderation …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

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