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.
a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
conference, group discussionnoun
a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.
A formalized event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.
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.
A group of sports teams that play each other on a regular basis.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
the act of comparing two or more things together; comparison
the act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views
a meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions
a meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them
a stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters
a voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are
Etymology: [F. confrence. See Confer.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a stated meeting of Wesleyan ministers for the transaction of the business of their Church.
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
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
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'conference' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1023
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'conference' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1087
Rank popularity for the word 'conference' in Nouns Frequency: #391
The numerical value of conference in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of conference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
You can caucus, you can conference, with Republicans or Democrats. There is no independent conference, representatives Kinzinger and Cheney have done more to hurt the Republican Conference than help them… These members should not be allowed in our closed-door private meetings or even the Republican cloakroom.
A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Egypt has come to New York to secure a conference (on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East), we want a conference, this is a key issue for Egypt for a long time, for decades, since 1974-75.
Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.
We do not say that the Geneva conference failed, but rather that it was a first step, and there were acts of obstruction that were clear and systematic aimed at ensuring that no clear results come out of this conference, there is clear and systematic obstruction from the aggressors, at the head of them Saudi Arabia, and this obstruction is aimed at ensuring that the Yemenis don’t come out with clear solutions and so that the aggression continues and the siege on the Yemeni people continues,' he said. The issue of Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda expansion in Yemen had been.
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- مؤتمر, مُؤْتَمَرArabic
- конгрес, конференцияBulgarian
- συνέδριο, συνδιάσκεψη, σύσκεψηGreek
- còmhdhailScottish Gaelic
- כֶּנֶס, ועידה, התוועדותHebrew
- 회의, 會議Korean
- konferèncija, sednica, sjȅdnicaSerbo-Croatian
- sebokaSouthern Sotho
- konuştay, konferansTurkish
- hội nghị, 會議Vietnamese
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