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colloquium

[ kuh-loh-kwee-uhm ]
/ k蓹藞lo蕣 kwi 蓹m /
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noun, plural col路lo路qui路ums, col路lo路qui路a [kuh-loh-kwee-uh]. /k蓹藞lo蕣 kwi 蓹/.
a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.
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Origin of colloquium

1600鈥10; <Latin, equivalent to colloqu() (col-col-1 + loqu墨 to speak) + -ium-ium
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How to use colloquium in a sentence

  • This is the core of 鈥渃omplementarity,鈥 and it would not seem to require an international colloquium to explain.

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  • Dictus est autem dies nuptiarum ultimus Augusti, circa quod tempus vos ad colloquium profecturum (sic) spero.

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  • Nor are these Names by any Means more illustrious, than those we meet with in the Colloquium.

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British Dictionary definitions for colloquium

colloquium
/ (k蓹藞l蓹蕣kw瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -quiums or -quia (-kw瑟蓹)
an informal gathering for discussion
an academic seminar

Word Origin for colloquium

C17: from Latin: conversation, conference, colloquy
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