- a small group of students, as in a university, engaged in advanced study and original research under a member of the faculty and meeting regularly to exchange information and hold discussions.
- the gathering place of such a group.
- a meeting of such a group.
- a course or subject of study for advanced graduate students.
- any meeting for exchanging information and holding discussions.
Origin of seminar
Related Words for seminarforum, discussion, workshop, convention, symposium, meeting, palaver, powwow
Examples from the Web for seminar
Contemporary Examples of seminar
Ah, yeah, when you said seminar I thought you attended some sort of corporate speech.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake
September 9, 2014
Now, Neilson is proposing legislation that would force couples to complete at least part of the seminar before filing for divorce.Fringe Factor: You Will Have to Bake a Penis Cake
March 2, 2014
"I used to be afraid of you guys," di Castro joked with the cops at the Rio seminar.Rio’s Cops Get Tolerance Tutorial
June 7, 2013
Years ago, I attended a seminar on evolutionary psychology that inevitably came round to the discussion of drugs.There's a Reason That Addicts Say Yes to Drugs
March 7, 2013
They may be inclined to seek a “missionary-in-chief,” someone who can take the message from the seminar room into the street.Inside the Conclave: Finding a New Pope
John L. Allen Jr.
February 17, 2013
Historical Examples of seminar
I was sitting in a small room where a seminar was being conducted.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)
Another less perfect parallel is the relation of the members of a German theological "seminar" to their professor.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Jeremiah
William Henry Bennett
A report, for instance, which he read before Brentano's seminar was published by the University.
The editor of the campus daily saw their point of view—I am not sure now that he was not a member of the seminar.
After seminar hours the group would foregather at our house to plot as to ways and means.
- a small group of students meeting regularly under the guidance of a tutor, professor, etc, to exchange information, discuss theories, etc
- one such meeting or the place in which it is held
- a higher course for postgraduates
- any group or meeting for holding discussions or exchanging information
Word Origin for seminar
1887, "special group-study class for advanced students," from German Seminar "group of students working with a professor," from Latin seminarium "breeding ground, plant nursery" (see seminary). Sense of "meeting for discussion of a subject" first recorded 1944.