conference

con|fer|ence1 [ `kanf(ə)rəns ] noun count ***
1. ) a large meeting, often lasting a few days, where people who are interested in a particular subject come together to discuss ideas:
the annual conference of the Police Federation
conference on: an international conference on the control of illegal drugs
attend a conference: Many Americans are attending the conference.
party/peace/sales conference: the 1991 Middle East peace conference in Madrid
a ) a meeting where a small number of people have formal discussions:
The President arrived for a conference with local officials.
in conference: I'm afraid you can't see him now: he's in conference.
b ) only before noun used for conferences:
a conference table/hall/room/center
2. ) a group of teams that play against each other
conference
con|fer|ence 2 [ `kanf(ə)rəns ] verb intransitive INFORMAL
to have a conference or be in a conference

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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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 — 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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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