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summit meeting

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  1. a meeting or conference of heads of state, especially to conduct diplomatic negotiations and ease international tensions.
  2. any meeting or conference of top-level officials, executives, etc.
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Origin of summit meeting

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called summit, summit conference.
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summit meeting in Culture

summit meeting

Direct personal negotiations between heads of governments, especially meetings that took place between the leaders of the United States and the former Soviet Union.

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