- a meeting for consultation or discussion: a conference between a student and his adviser.
- the act of conferring or consulting together; consultation, especially on an important or serious matter.
- Government. a meeting, as of various committees, to settle disagreements between the two branches of the legislature.
- an association of athletic teams; league: an intercollegiate conference.
- an official assembly of clergy or of clergy and laity, customary in many Christian denominations.
- a group of churches whose representatives regularly meet in such an assembly.
- to hold or participate in a conference or series of conferences.
Origin of conference
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- a meeting for consultation, exchange of information, or discussion, esp one with a formal agenda
- a formal meeting of two or more states, political groups, etc, esp to discuss differences or formulate common policy
- an assembly of the clergy or of clergy and laity of any of certain Protestant Christian Churches acting as representatives of their denominationthe Methodist conference
- sport a league or division of clubs or teams
- rare an act of bestowal
Word Origin for conference
1550s, "act of conferring," from Middle French conférence (15c.), from Medieval Latin conferentia, from Latin conferens, present participle of conferre (see confer). Meaning "formal meeting for consultation" is from 1580s.