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Meaning of “congress” in the English Dictionary

"congress" in British English

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congressnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.ɡres/  us   /ˈkɑːŋ-/
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-/
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)
Translations of “congress”
in Korean 회의…
in Arabic مُؤتمَر…
in Malaysian kongres…
in French congrès, Congrès…
in Russian съезд…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代表大會…
in Italian congresso…
in Turkish kongre…
in Polish kongres…
in Spanish congreso, Congreso…
in Vietnamese cuộc họp, Quốc hội…
in Portuguese congresso…
in Thai การประชุมอย่างเป็นทางการ, สภานิติบัญญัติของสหรัฐอเมริกา…
in German der Kongreß…
in Catalan congrés…
in Japanese 大会…
in Chinese (Simplified) 代表大会…
in Indonesian kongres, Kongres…
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