- a meeting or conference of heads of state, especially to conduct diplomatic negotiations and ease international tensions.
- any meeting or conference of top-level officials, executives, etc.
Origin of summit meeting
First recorded in 1950–55
Also called summit, summit conference.
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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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