[ kuhn-fur-ing ]
See synonyms for: conferringconferrings on

  1. the presentation of a degree, honor, gift, etc.:The ceremony included the conferring of 330 undergraduate and 46 graduate degrees.

  2. the act of consulting with someone or carrying on a discussion or deliberation: Conferring is a critical step in reflecting on our writing and ultimately improving it.

  1. relating to the presentation of a degree, honor, gift, etc.: Provide the title of the diploma or degree received, the name of the conferring institution, and its city and state.

  2. involved in or relating to a discussion or consultation:He looked over at the conferring soldiers, deep in conversation and seemingly oblivious to their surroundings.

Origin of conferring

First recorded in 1555–65; confer + -ing1 for the noun senses; confer + -ing2 for the adjective senses

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