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press conference

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noun
  1. a prearranged interview with news reporters, held to elicit publicity or, as granted by a dignitary, public official, research scientist, etc., to fulfill a request from the press.
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Origin of press conference

First recorded in 1935–40
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  • "Hold a press-conference," is what Ange said, as we sat in the cafe near her place that evening.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • I blogged the press-conference even before I'd sent out the invitations to the press.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for press conference

press conference

noun
  1. an interview for press and television reporters given by a politician, film star, etc
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