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“gathering” in British English

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gatheringnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡæð.ər.ɪŋ/ us /ˈɡæð.ɚ.ɪŋ/

C1 a party or a meeting when many people come together as a group:

There will be a gathering of world leaders in Vienna next month.
a social gathering (= when people meet for pleasure not work)

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  • The city is hosting a gathering of business leaders next month.
  • They met at a social gathering organized by the company.
  • They started as informal gatherings but they have become increasingly formalized in the last few years.
  • Our next gathering will take place in London on 5 August.
  • He didn't enjoy these social gatherings and would look for an excuse to leave early.

(Definition of “gathering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“gathering” in American English

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gatheringnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡæð·ə·rɪŋ/

a meeting of people coming together in a group:

We’re having a little social gathering tonight and hope you can come.

(Definition of “gathering” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“gathering” in Business English

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gatheringnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡæðərɪŋ/ us MEETINGS

a meeting in which many people come together as a group:

There will be a gathering of world leaders in Canada next month.

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

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