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congressnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.ɡres/  us   /ˈkɑːŋ.ɡres/
a ​largeformalmeeting of representatives from ​countries or ​societies at which ​ideas are ​discussed and ​information is ​exchanged: an ​international/​medical congress the congress of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

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  • Welcome to the party's ​triennial congress.
  • They ​met at a ​legal congress.
  • Next year's congress will take ​place in Delhi.

Congressnoun

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.ɡres/  us   /ˈkɑːŋ.ɡres/
the ​electedgroup of ​politicians in the US who are ​responsible for making the ​law, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Both ​houses of Congress have ​rejected the ​recentpresidentialproposal on ​guncontrol.

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(Definition of congress from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"congress" in American English

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congressnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑŋ·ɡrəs/
a ​formalmeeting of ​representatives from ​countries or ​organizations at which ​ideas are ​discussed and ​information is ​exchanged: the fourth congress of the ​EuropeanAssociation for Lexicography

Congressnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑŋ·ɡrəs/
politics & government the ​electedgroup of ​people in the US who are ​responsible for making the ​law, consisting of the Senate and the ​House of ​Representatives: Congress has ​rejected the president’s ​plan.
congressional
adjective [not gradable]  us   /kənˈɡreʃ·ən·əl/
a congressional ​committee
(Definition of congress from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Congress" in Business English

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Congressnoun

uk   us   /ˈkɒŋɡres/
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS the ​electedgroup of politicians in the US who are ​responsible for making the ​laws. Congress consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Established by Congress to ​protectinvestors, the SEC ​monitorspubliclytradedinterests.

congressnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɒŋɡres/
MEETINGS a large ​formalmeeting 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 ​resolutiondemanding that the ​governmentincreaseminimumwagelevels. 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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