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Symposium vs. Conference

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Symposiumnoun

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

Conferencenoun

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

Symposiumnoun

A drinking party in Ancient Greece, especially one with intellectual discussion.

Conferencenoun

(politics) A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.

Symposiumnoun

A drinking together; a merry feast.

Conferencenoun

(science) A formal event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.

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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.

Conferencenoun

(business) An event organized by a for-profit or non-profit organization to discuss a pressing issue, such as a new product, market trend or government regulation, with a range of speakers.

Symposiumnoun

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

Conferencenoun

(sports) A group of sports teams that play each other on a regular basis.

Symposium

In ancient Greece, the symposium (Greek: συμπόσιον symposion or symposio, from συμπίνειν sympinein, ) was a part of a banquet that took place after the meal, when drinking for pleasure was accompanied by music, dancing, recitals, or conversation. 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.

‘to drink together’;

Conferencenoun

A constituent tournament of a sports league in a given season.

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Conferencenoun

(obsolete) The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.

Conferencenoun

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

Conferencenoun

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

Conferenceverb

To assess (a student) by one-on-one conversation, rather than an examination.

Conferencenoun

The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.

‘Helps and furtherances which . . . the mutual conference of all men's collections and observations may afford.’;

Conferencenoun

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

‘Nor with such free and friendly conferenceAs he hath used of old.’;

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Conferencenoun

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

Conferencenoun

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

Conferencenoun

A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.

Conferencenoun

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

Conferencenoun

a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)

Conferencenoun

an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members

Conferencenoun

a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

Conferencenoun

a dessert pear of a firm-fleshed variety.

Conferenceverb

take part in a conference or conference call

‘video conferencing’;

Conference

A conference is a meeting of people who about a topic.

‘confer’;

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