noun /ˈkɒnfəɹəns,ˈkɑːnfəɹəns/
a) A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.
b) A formalized event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.

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  • Conference — Con fer*ence, n. [F. conf[ e]rence. See {Confer}.] 1. The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Helps and furtherances which . . . the mutual conference of all men s collections and observations may… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CONFÉRENCE — s. f. La comparaison que l on fait de deux choses, pour voir en quoi elles s accordent, et en quoi elles diffèrent. La conférence des ordonnances, des coutumes. Conférence des temps, etc. Conférence des textes. Conférence des passages.   Il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • Conference — A conference is a meeting of people who confer about a topic. Academic conference, in science and academia, a formal event where researchers present results, workshops, and other activities. Business conference, organized to discuss business… …   Wikipedia

  • CONFÉRENCE — n. f. Entretien que deux ou plusieurs personnes ont ensemble sur quelque affaire ou matière sérieuse. Ils eurent de longues conférences ensemble. Se rendre, se trouver à une conférence. Tenir conférence. Entrer en conférence avec quelqu’un. La… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • conference — League League (l[=e]g), n. [F. ligue, LL. liga, fr. L. ligare to bind; cf. Sp. liga. Cf. {Ally} a confederate, {Ligature}.] 1. An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, organizations, or persons, for the accomplishment of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conference — See: PRESS CONFERENCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • conference — See: PRESS CONFERENCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • conference — noun Date: 1527 1. a. a meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern b. a usually formal interchange of views ; consultation c. a meeting of members of the two branches of a legislature to adjust differences d …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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