What does seminar mean?

Definitions for seminar
ˈsɛm əˌnɑrsem·i·nar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seminar(noun)

    any meeting for an exchange of ideas

  2. seminar(noun)

    a course offered for a small group of advanced students


  1. Seminar(n.)

    A group of students engaged, under the guidance of an instructor, in original research in a particular line of study, and in the exposition of the results by theses, lectures, etc.; -- formerly called also seminary, now seldom used in this sense.

  2. Origin: [G. See Seminary, n.]


  1. seminar(Noun)

    A class held for advanced studies in which students meet regularly to discuss original research, under the guidance of a professor.

  2. seminar(Noun)

    A meeting held for the exchange of useful information by members of a common business community.

  3. Origin: From Seminar, from seminarium, from semen. Compare seminary.


  1. Seminar

    A seminar is, generally, a form of academic instruction, either at an academic institution or offered by a commercial or professional organization. It has the function of bringing together small groups for recurring meetings, focusing each time on some particular subject, in which everyone present is requested to actively participate. This is often accomplished through an ongoing Socratic dialogue with a seminar leader or instructor, or through a more formal presentation of research. Normally, participants must not be beginners in the field under discussion. The idea behind the seminar system is to familiarize students more extensively with the methodology of their chosen subject and also to allow them to interact with examples of the practical problems that always occur during research work. It is essentially a place where assigned readings are discussed, questions can be raised and debates can be conducted. It is relatively informal, at least compared to the lecture system of academic instruction.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seminar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4070

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seminar' in Nouns Frequency: #1892

Anagrams for seminar »

  1. remains

  2. marines, Marines

  3. Mainers

  4. Marines

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How to say seminar in sign language?

  1. seminar


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seminar in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seminar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of seminar in a Sentence

  1. Med Jones:

    Contrary to popular belief, transformation cannot be based on a single event, advice, book, or seminar. These things may lead to a new insight or even a temporary change, however, real transformation requires the formation of new thinking patterns and behavioral habits. Transformation requires consistent action and time to reinforce new learned values and drop old ones. Once the process of transformation is completed, it will change who you are, your life and the lives of the people around you.

  2. Mattis Collier:

    I wish that this was a required seminar for high school, for college students, because the lack of knowledge and education awareness in our country is astounding.

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