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conference

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkɒnfərəns/ MEETINGS
an event, sometimes lasting a few days, at which there are a lot of talks and meetings about a particular subject: a conference centre/hallhold/organize a conference (on sth) The institute will be holding a conference on higher education and economic growth next spring.attend/go to/speak at a conference Most of the department attended the Mobile World conference in Barcelona. He was the keynote speaker at a conference in Frankfurt.conference delegate/participant Conference delegates will receive a discount on the price of their hotel rooms.
a private and formal meeting between a small number of people: After a short conference with his advisers, he announced his decision to resign. a conference room
be in conference formal to be in a meeting: She directed him into a meeting room, where a number of executives were in conference. →  See also news conference , press conference , sales conference , shipping conference , teleconference
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