nounpl. -·quia or -·qui·ums
an organized conference or seminar on some subject, involving a number of scholars or experts
Origin of colloquiumL: see colloquy
nounpl. col·lo·qui·ums, or col·lo·qui·a
- An informal meeting for the exchange of views.
- An academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.
Origin of colloquiumLatin conversation from colloquī to talk together com- com- loquī to speak ; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.
(plural colloquiums or colloquia)
- A colloquy; a meeting for discussion.
- An academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting.
- An address to an academic meeting or seminar.
- (law) That part of the complaint or declaration in an action for defamation which shows that the words complained of were spoken concerning the plaintiff.