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“press conference” in British English

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press conferencenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpres ˌkɒn.fər.əns/ us /ˈpres ˌkɑːn.fɚ.əns/

a meeting at which a person or organization makes a public statement and reporters can ask questions

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

“press conference” in American English

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press conferencenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpres ˌkɑn·fər·əns, -frəns/

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

“press conference” in Business English

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press conferencenoun [ C ]

uk us also press briefing

COMMUNICATIONS a meeting in which someone makes an official statement to journalists (= people who write reports for newspapers, television, etc.) and answers questions from them :

Congressmen and senators held a press conference yesterday on the subject of immigration.
"We are very pleased with the price that we paid," he told the press conference.

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