- a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.
Origin of colloquium
Examples from the Web for colloquia
They held weekly colloquia of scholars presenting their work.The Mythical Harlem
February 17, 2011
Falsely and insultingly do you expose your antagonist in the Colloquia.'
Luther's opinions on the subject of the agency and operations of evil spirits may be inferred from his Colloquia.The Mysteries of All Nations
Colloquia: dedicated 'optimae spei puero Johanni Erasmio Frobenio.'Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)
The Moria, as a satire, is philosophical and general; the Colloquia are up to date and special.
Henceforth all those who were at loggerheads with Erasmus, and they were many, ran the risk of being pilloried in the Colloquia.
- an informal gathering for discussion
- an academic seminar
Word Origin and History for colloquia
Latin plural of colloquium (q.v.).
early 17c., "conversation, dialogue," from Latin colloquium "conversation" (see colloquy). Also as a legal term; meaning "meeting, assembly, conference, seminar" is attested from 1844.