colloquium

[ kuh-loh-kwee-uh m ]
/ kəˈloʊ kwi əm /
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noun, plural col·lo·qui·ums, col·lo·qui·a [kuh-loh-kwee-uh] /kəˈloʊ kwi ə/.

a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.

Nearby words

  1. collophore,
  2. colloq.,
  3. colloquia,
  4. colloquial,
  5. colloquialism,
  6. colloquy,
  7. collotype,
  8. collude,
  9. collum,
  10. collun.

Origin of colloquium

1600–10; < Latin, equivalent to colloqu(ī) (col- col-1 + loquī to speak) + -ium -ium

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British Dictionary definitions for colloquia

colloquium

/ (kəˈləʊkwɪəm) /

noun plural -quiums or -quia (-kwɪə)

an informal gathering for discussion
an academic seminar

Word Origin for colloquium

C17: from Latin: conversation, conference, colloquy

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