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"seminar" in British English

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seminarnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsem.ɪ.nɑːr/  us   /-nɑːr/
B2 an ​occasion when a ​teacher or ​expert and a ​group of ​peoplemeet to ​study and ​discuss something: I attendedpractically every ​lecture and seminar when I was a ​student. I'm giving a seminar on the ​latestdevelopments in ​geneticengineering next ​week. a seminar room
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(Definition of seminar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seminar" in American English

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seminarnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsem·əˌnɑr/
a ​meeting of a ​group of ​people with a ​teacher or ​expert for ​training, ​discussion, or ​study on a ​particularsubject: Policeofficersattended a seminar on ​relieving rush-hour ​trafficjams.
(Definition of seminar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"seminar" in Business English

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seminarnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsemɪnɑːr/
an occasion when a teacher or ​expert and a ​group of ​peoplemeet to ​study and discuss something: conduct/give/​hold a seminar The ​delegates attended a seminar last week. a business/​training seminar
(Definition of seminar from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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