Conference meaning

kŏn'fər-əns, -frəns
The definition of a conference is a formal meeting or an association of athlete teams.

An example of a conference is a meeting between a parent and teacher to discuss a student's progress.

An example of a conference is a group of college basketball teams in the same division.

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(sports) A group of sports teams that play each other on a regular basis.
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To conference is defined as to hold or participate in a formal meeting.

An example of to conference is to hold a meeting with fellow educators in a local hotel.

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An assembly of clerical or of clerical and lay members from a particular district in various Protestant churches.
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An association of teams.
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The act of conferring, as of an academic degree.
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A meeting for consultation or discussion.
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An exchange of views.
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A meeting of committees to settle differences between two legislative bodies.
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The act of conversing or consulting on a serious matter.
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A formal meeting of a number of people for discussion or consultation.
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A meeting of committees from both branches of a legislature to reconcile the differences between bills passed by both branches.
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A national or regional association, as of colleges or their athletic teams.
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A conferral; bestowal.
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A national or district governing body of the Methodist Church.
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A national or district association of Mennonite or certain other Protestant churches.
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A district governed or represented by a conference.
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To participate in or hold a conference.
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To confer, usually over some distance, by means of an electronic communications system or computer network.
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(politics) A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.
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(sciences) A formalized event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.
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(business) An event organized by a for-profit or non-profit organization to discuss a pressing issue -- like a new product, market trend or government regulation -- with a range of speakers.
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(education) To assess (a student) by one-on-one conversation, rather than an examination.
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Origin of conference

Medieval Latin cōnferentia from Latin cōnferēns cōnferent- present participle of cōnferre to bring together confer