- a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.
Origin of colloquium
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- an informal gathering for discussion
- an academic seminar
C17: from Latin: conversation, conference, colloquy
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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.
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