Try Our Apps


What does the eggplant emoji really mean?


[kuh-loh-kwee-uh m] /kəˈloʊ kwi əm/
noun, plural colloquiums, colloquia
[kuh-loh-kwee-uh] /kəˈloʊ kwi ə/ (Show IPA)
a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.
Origin of colloquium
1600-10; < Latin, equivalent to colloqu(ī) (col- col-1 + loquī to speak) + -ium -ium Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for colloquium
Historical Examples
  • Nor are these Names by any Means more illustrious, than those we meet with in the colloquium.

    An Essay on Criticism John Oldmixon
British Dictionary definitions for colloquium


noun (pl) -quiums, -quia (-kwɪə)
an informal gathering for discussion
an academic seminar
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: conversation, conference, colloquy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for colloquium

early 17c., "conversation, dialogue," from Latin colloquium "conversation" (see colloquy). Also as a legal term; meaning "meeting, assembly, conference, seminar" is attested from 1844.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for colloquium

Word Value for colloquium

Scrabble Words With Friends