What does conference mean?

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

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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.

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. Hiroyasu Naito:

    When there's a big conference, hotel rooms become fully booked. We're seeing a construction rush of high-rise buildings with plans to build some new hotels, there's a shortage of construction workers, security guards and truck drivers. In some sectors, we're seeing wages rise.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    We need to win the vote in the public first. … I didn't wake up and say, ‘Yeah, this was going to be cool.’ this new process will ensure House Republicans have a strong, unified team to lead our conference and focus on the American people’s priorities.

  3. Vin Weber:

    They’ve having a big conference next week, and my guess is that at that point, you’re gonna be able to see sort of a countdown to an announcement in the not too distant future.

  4. The President:

    This is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other. It's about making The President very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship are with Russia.

  5. Bob Corker:

    There is no question that the President's 15 minutes at a press conference can do more damage than it takes us months to overcome. I would say the first step we should take would be to pass this tariff legislation.

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