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English definition of “gathering”

gathering

noun [C]     /ˈɡæð.ər.ɪŋ/ US  /-ɚ-/
C1 a party or a meeting when many people come together as a group: There will be a gathering of world leaders in Vienna next month. a social gathering (= when people meet for pleasure not work)Meeting peopleOfficial meetingsCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of gathering noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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