The definition of a symposium is a meeting, discussion or conference about a particular topic.(noun)
An example of a symposium is a discussion on Shakespeare's later comedies.
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Origin: L < Gr symposion < syn-, together + posis, a drinking < IE base *pō-, to drink > L potio
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noun pl. sym·po·si·ums or sym·po·si·a (-zē-ə)
Origin: Latin, drinking party
Origin: , from Greek sumposion
Origin: : sun-, syn-
Origin: + posis, drinking; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.
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