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congress

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkɒŋɡres/
MEETINGS a large formal meeting of people who represent different organizations, countries, etc., at which ideas are discussed and information is exchanged: The union's annual congress voted on a resolution demanding that the government increase minimum wage levels. the congress of the International Press Institute
POLITICS a group of people who are elected to govern in some countries: The Brazilian congress discussed reopening the inquiry.
(Definition of congress noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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