Congress meaning

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A coming together; meeting.
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The definition of congress is a formal gathering of representatives, or the United States legislative body made up of the Senate and House of Representatives.

An example of a congress is an annual national meeting of a boy's association.

An example of Congress is the group of people that United States citizens elect as their representatives every two years.

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Coitus; Sexual intercourse.
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Sexual intercourse.
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Sexual intercourse.
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Social interaction.
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An association or society.
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An assembly or conference; specif., a formal assembly of representatives, as from various nations or churches, to discuss problems.
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Any of various legislatures, esp. the national legislature of a republic.
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The national legislature of the United States consisting of two branches, the House of Representatives and the Senate, and created by the United States Constitution.
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(archaic) A coming-together of two or more people; a meeting.
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A formal gathering or assembly; a conference held to discuss or decide on a specific question.
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(often capitalized: Congress) A legislative body of a state, originally the bicameral legislature of the United States of America.
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An association, especially one consisting of other associations or representatives of interest groups.

The National Congress of American Indians.

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The two legislative bodies of the United States: the House of Representatives, and the Senate.
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(US) A two-year session of these bodies, commencing after a Federal election and ending before the next one.
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A formal assembly of representatives, as of various nations, to discuss problems.
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The national legislative body of a nation, especially a republic.
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A formal assembly, conference, or meeting of delegates or representatives. To meet at a congress. The legislature of various countries.
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Origin of congress

  • Middle English congresse body of attendants from Latin congressus meeting from past participle of congredī to meet com- com- gradī to go ghredh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin congressum, the past participle of congredi 'to go or come together', itself from con- + gradi 'to go or step'.

    From Wiktionary