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sɪmˈpoʊ zi əm; -zi əsym·po·sium

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. symposiumnoun

    a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations

Wiktionary

  1. symposiumnoun

    A conference or other meeting for discussion of a topic, especially one in which the participants make presentations.

    Etymology: From syn + pino.

  2. symposiumnoun

    (in ancient Greece) A drinking party, especially one with intellectual discussion.

    Etymology: From syn + pino.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symposiumnoun

    a drinking together; a merry feast

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. sympo`sion a drinking party, feast; sy`n with + po`sis a drinking. See Syn-, and cf. Potable.]

  2. Symposiumnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. sympo`sion a drinking party, feast; sy`n with + po`sis a drinking. See Syn-, and cf. Potable.]

Freebase

  1. Symposium

    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

  1. Symposium

    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. symposionsyn, together, posis, a drinking—pinein, to drink.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of symposium in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of symposium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Maya Dodd:

    Today we have fully endorsed the calls to action announced during the symposium and used these to develop proposals to increase the number of women involved, not only on the field but also in governance and in business aspects of the game.

  2. Maya Dodd:

    It has been exciting to see the upsurge in interest for women’s football in the weeks following the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, but we need to ensure the momentum is maintained, today we have fully endorsed the calls to action announced during the symposium and used these to develop proposals to increase the number of women involved, not only on the field but also in governance and in business aspects of the game.

  3. Grant Newsham:

    Capabilities haven't developed as quickly or as fully as they might, the Symposium will hopefully coalesce these ongoing but somewhat disjointed efforts towards amphibious capability.

  4. Host Alien Life -RSB- Dick:

    There is also the question of what I call astro-ethics, how do you treat alien life? How do you treat it differently, ranging from microbes to intelligence? So we had a philosopher at our symposium talking about the moral status of non-human organisms, talking in relation to animals on Earth and what their status is in relation to us.

  5. Junichi Ishikawa:

    This week's main event is the Jackson Hole symposium and Fed Chairman (Jerome) Powell's speech.

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