[ sem-uh-nahr ]
/ ˈsɛm əˌnɑr /


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

1885–90, Americanism; < German < Latin sēminārium seminary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for seminar

/ (ˈsɛmɪˌnɑː) /


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

C19: via German from Latin sēminārium seminary
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