a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations
A conference or other meeting for discussion of a topic, especially one in which the participants make presentations.
(in ancient Greece) A drinking party, especially one with intellectual discussion.
Origin: From syn + pino.
a drinking together; a merry feast
a collection of short essays by different authors on a common topic; -- so called from the appellation given to the philosophical dialogue by the Greeks
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. sympo`sion a drinking party, feast; sy`n with + po`sis a drinking. See Syn-, and cf. Potable.]
In ancient Greece, the symposium was a drinking party. Literary works that describe or take place at a symposium include two Socratic dialogues, Plato's Symposium and Xenophon's Symposium, as well as a number of Greek poems such as the elegies of Theognis of Megara. Symposia are depicted in Greek and Etruscan art that shows similar scenes. The equivalent in Roman society is the Latin convivium.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sim-pō′zi-um, n. a drinking together: a banquet with philosophic conversation: a merry feast.—adjs. Sympō′siac, Sympō′sial.—ns. Sym-pō′siarch, the master of the feast, a toast-master; Sympō′siast, one who takes part in a symposium. [L.,—Gr. symposion—syn, together, posis, a drinking—pinein, to drink.]
The numerical value of Symposium in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Symposium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Capabilities haven't developed as quickly or as fully as they might, the Symposium will hopefully coalesce these ongoing but somewhat disjointed efforts towards amphibious capability.
Today we have fully endorsed the calls to action announced during the symposium and used these to develop proposals to increase the number of women involved, not only on the field but also in governance and in business aspects of the game.
There is also the question of what I call astro-ethics, how do you treat alien life? How do you treat it differently, ranging from microbes to intelligence? So we had a philosopher at our symposium talking about the moral status of non-human organisms, talking in relation to animals on Earth and what their status is in relation to us.
It has been exciting to see the upsurge in interest for women’s football in the weeks following the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, but we need to ensure the momentum is maintained, today we have fully endorsed the calls to action announced during the symposium and used these to develop proposals to increase the number of women involved, not only on the field but also in governance and in business aspects of the game.
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- konferenssi, symposiumi, symposiumFinnish
- convegno, simposioItalian
- sempozyum, bilgi şöleni, sunultayTurkish
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