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Meaning of SYMPOSIUM

Pronunciation:  sim'powzeeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations
 

SYMPOSIUM is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: conference

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sym*po"si*um\, n.; pl. {Symposia}. [L., fr. Gr.
sympo`sion a drinking party, feast; sy`n with + po`sis a
drinking. See {Syn-}, and cf. {Potable}.]
1. A drinking together; a merry feast. --T. Warton.

2. A collection of short essays by different authors on a
   common topic; -- so called from the appellation given to
   the philosophical dialogue by the Greeks.

 

 

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