What does Conference mean?

Definitions for Conference
ˈkɒn fər əns, -frənscon·fer·ence

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Conference.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conferencenoun

    a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)

  2. league, conferencenoun

    an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members

  3. conference, group discussionnoun

    a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

Wiktionary

  1. conferencenoun

    A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.

  2. conferencenoun

    A formalized event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.

  3. conferencenoun

    An event organized by a for-profit or non-profit organization to discuss a pressing issue -- like a new product, market trend or government regulation -- with a range of speakers.

  4. conferencenoun

    A group of sports teams that play each other on a regular basis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conferencenoun

    Etymology: conference, French.

    I shall grow skilful in country matters, if I have often conference with your servant. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Sometime they deliver it, whom privately zeal and piety moveth to be instructors of others by conference; sometime of them it is taught, whom the church hath called to the publick, either reading thereof, or interpreting. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 22.

    What passion hangs these weights upon my tongue!
    I cannot speak to her; yet she urg’d conference. William Shakespeare.

    Our diligence must search out all helps and furtherances, which scriptures, councils, laws, and the mutual conference of all men’s collections and observations may afford. Richard Hooker.

    The conference of these two places, containing so excellent a piece of learning as this, expressed by so worthy a wit as Marcus Tullius Cicero’s was, must needs bring on pleasure to him that maketh true account of learning. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.

Wikipedia

  1. Conference

    A conference is a meeting of two or more experts to discuss and exchange opinions or new information about a particular topic. Conferences can be used as a form of group decision-making, although discussion, not always decisions, are the main purpose of conferences.

ChatGPT

  1. conference

    A conference is a formal gathering of people, often involving experts or professionals in a particular field, who have a shared interest, goal or topic of discussion. It is an event where ideas are exchanged, discussions are carried out, and knowledge is shared through various activities such as presentations, workshops, panels, or networking sessions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conferencenoun

    the act of comparing two or more things together; comparison

  2. Conferencenoun

    the act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views

  3. Conferencenoun

    a meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions

  4. Conferencenoun

    a meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them

  5. Conferencenoun

    a stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters

  6. Conferencenoun

    a voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are

  7. Etymology: [F. confrence. See Confer.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Conference

    a stated meeting of Wesleyan ministers for the transaction of the business of their Church.

Editors Contribution

  1. conference

    A gathering of people for a specific purpose at a venue.

    The conference center was open, spacious and airy and the feeling was of unity of purpose.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  


  2. conference

    A type of meeting with an accurate and specific purpose, agenda for discussion, to share data, information, facts, research and statistics, knowledge, views and feedback, to create an agreement, agree and create action points and solutions if appropriate.

    The new pattern is public conferences where local unity government use this as a tool to communicate and discuss local unity government and community plans and pathways to develop, evolve or change.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conference' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1023

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conference' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1087

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conference' in Nouns Frequency: #391

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conference in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Conference in a Sentence

  1. Kevin McCarthy:

    I think it's a conference decision.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The impeachment is the reason they approved it and interestingly one hour after the news conference, they went out and did a news conference on the big trade deal.

  3. Another Tea Party-backed Republican senator:

    Mitch is a strong conservative. Those who criticize his leadership must remember he has a tough job, The positions he takes as leader, which might be of concern to some conservatives, often reflect where the center of gravity is in our conference - and not reflect where he is.

  4. Darren Beattie:

    In 2016 I attended the Mencken conference in question and delivered a stand-alone, academic talk titled' The Intelligentsia and the Right.' I said nothing objectionable and stand by my remarks completely, it was the honor of my life to serve in the Trump Administration. I love President Trump, who is a fearless American hero, and continue to support him one hundred percent. I have no further comment.

  5. Franck Dixmier:

    I wouldn’t bet a single euro on the ECB tapering its program, draghi was quite clear in his last press conference that what really matters is looking beyond headline numbers and assessing genuine medium to long term economic developments. The ECB is far from achieving its ultimate objectives of real price stability and inflation of around 2 percent.

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