Meaning of “meeting” in the English Dictionary

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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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  • I'd like to fix a date for our next meeting.
  • We are getting some facts and figures together and we will then have a full board meeting.
  • The meeting should finish around four o'clock.
  • The hotel is an ideal venue for conferences and business meetings.
  • After a six-hour flight and a long day of meetings, it's not surprising you're exhausted.

(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.
monthly/weekly meetings
an informal/formal/official meeting
an upcoming/scheduled meeting

(Definition of “meeting” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)