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colloquium

[ kuh-loh-kwee-uhm ]
/ 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.

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Origin of colloquium

1600–10; <Latin, equivalent to colloqu(ī) (col-col-1 + loquī to speak) + -ium-ium
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Example sentences from the Web for colloquium

  • This is the core of “complementarity,” and it would not seem to require an international colloquium to explain.

    Is Pope Francis Backpedaling on Gays?|Jay Michaelson|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Dictus est autem dies nuptiarum ultimus Augusti, circa quod tempus vos ad colloquium profecturum (sic) spero.

    The Scottish Reformation|Alexander F. Mitchell
  • 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

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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