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"meeting" in British English

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meetingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmiː.tɪŋ/ us   /ˈmiː.t̬ɪŋ/
A2 a planned occasion when people come together to discuss something: We're having a meeting on Thursday to discuss the problem. I'm sorry but she's in a meeting - I'll ask her to call you back later.
an occasion when people meet each other, especially when this was not planned: A chance (= not intended) meeting with a publisher on an airplane had launched his career. I liked him from our first meeting.
a group of people who have met for a particular purpose: The meeting wants to look at the proposal again.

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

"meeting" in American English

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meetingnoun [C]

us   /ˈmi·t̬ɪŋ/
an occasion when people come together: We scheduled the meeting for Friday.
(Definition of meeting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"meeting" in Business English

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meetingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmiːtɪŋ/ us   MEETINGS
an occasion when a group of people meet in order to discuss something: In a statement issued after the meeting, the board announced their decision to go ahead with the merger .have/hold a meeting The FSA will hold a meeting to discuss possible compensation payouts on Monday.at/in/during a meeting A framework agreement will be signed next week during a meeting of EU foreign ministers.last/next meeting There was speculation that the Fed may cut its lending rate from 5.25% before its next meeting. a meeting with sb The bank announced the expanded cost cuts in a meeting with analysts after the close of trading.a meeting between sb/sth and sb/sth No meeting has yet taken place between senior management and union representatives.be in/go to/attend a meeting Over 200 people attended the meeting at the company's headquarters in San Diego.schedule/arrange/cancel a meeting We will be holding a meeting next week with industry analysts.chair a meeting He chaired a meeting of senior Ministers last Thursday to discuss five-year plans for reforms.a meeting of leaders/delegates/shareholders Two new directors were elected to the board at the annual meeting of shareholders. a board/committee/shareholder meeting monthly/weekly meetings an informal/formal/official meeting a high-level/top-level meeting an upcoming/scheduled meeting
(Definition of meeting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meeting”
in Arabic اِجْتِماع…
in Korean 미팅…
in Portuguese reunião…
in Catalan reunió, entrevista…
in Japanese 会議…
in Chinese (Simplified) 会见, 会面, 会议…
in Turkish toplantı, spor karşılaşması…
in Russian совещание, состязание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 會見, 會面, 會議…
in Italian incontro, riunione…
in Polish zebranie, spotkanie, mityng…
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