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Meaning of CONFERENCE

Pronunciation:  'kânfuruns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
  2. [n]  an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
  3. [n]  a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
 

CONFERENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: group discussion, league
 
 See Also: association, audience, baseball league, basketball league, big league, bowling league, bull session, class, colloquium, colloquy, conferee, consultation, discussion, division, football league, give-and-take, hockey league, huddle, interview, major league, majors, meeting, minor league, minors, news conference, powwow, press conference, pretrial, pretrial conference, round table, roundtable, round-table conference, seminar, session, symposium, teach-in, teleconference, teleconferencing, word

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"fer*ence\, n. [F. conf['e]rence. See {Confer}.]
1. The act of comparing two or more things together;
   comparison. [Obs.]

         Helps and furtherances which . . . the mutual
         conference of all men's collections and observations
         may afford.                           --Hocker.

2. The act of consulting together formally; serious
   conversation or discussion; interchange of views.

         Nor with such free and friendly conference As he
         hath used of old.                     --Shak.

3. A meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange
   of opinions.

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

5. (Methodist Church) A stated meeting of preachers and
   others, invested with authority to take cognizance of
   ecclesiastical matters.

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

{Conference meeting}, a meeting for conference. Specifically,
   a meeting conducted (usually) by laymen, for conference
   and prayer. [U. S.]

{Conference room}, a room for conference and prayer, and for
   the pastor's less formal addresses. [U. S.]



 
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