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.]
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The numerical value of Symposium in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Symposium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- konferenssi, symposiumi, symposiumFinnish
- convegno, simposioItalian
- sempozyum, bilgi şöleni, sunultayTurkish
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