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Webster 1913 Edition


Conference

Con′fer-ence

,
Noun.
[F.
conférence
. See
Confer
.]
1.
The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
[Obs.]
Helps and furtherances which . . . the mutual
conference
of all men’s collections and observations may afford.
Hocker.
2.
The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
Nor with such free and friendly
conference

As he hath used of old.
Shakespeare
3.
A meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions.
4.
A meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them.
5.
(Methodist Church)
A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.
6.
A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.
Conference meeting
,
a meeting for conference. Specifically, a meeting conducted (usually) by laymen, for conference and prayer.
[U. S.]
Conference room
,
a room for conference and prayer, and for the pastor's less formal addresses.
[U. S.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Conference

CON'FERENCE

,
Noun.
[See Confer.]
1.
The act of conversing on a serious subject; a discoursing between two or more, for the purpose of instruction, consultation, or deliberation; formal discourse; oral discussion.
For they who seemed to be somewhat, in conference added nothing to me. Galatians 2.
The ministers had a conference at Ratisbon.
2.
A meeting for consultation, discussion or instruction.
3.
Comparison; examination of things by comparison.
The mutual conference of observations. The conference of different passages of scripture.
[This sense is, I believe, now obsolete.]

Definition 2022


Conference

Conference

See also: conference and conférence

English

Noun

Conference (plural Conferences)

  1. A cultivar of pear (clarification of this English definition is being sought)

Translations

conference

conference

See also: Conference and conférence

English

A legal conference taking place at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Noun

conference (plural conferences)

  1. The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
    • Shakespeare
      Nor with such free and friendly conference / As he hath used of old.
  2. (politics) A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.
  3. (sciences) A formalized event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.
  4. (business) An event organized by a for-profit or non-profit organization to discuss a pressing issue, such as a new product, market trend or government regulation, with a range of speakers.
  5. (sports) A group of sports teams that play each other on a regular basis.
  6. (obsolete) The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
    • Hooker
      helps and furtherances which [] the mutual conference of all men's collections and observations may afford
  7. (Methodist Church) A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.
  8. A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.

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Verb

conference (third-person singular simple present conferences, present participle conferencing, simple past and past participle conferenced)

  1. (transitive, education) To assess (a student) by one-on-one conversation, rather than an examination.
    • 2009, Jennifer Berne, The Writing-Rich High School Classroom
      The students who were conferenced on paper 1 will get a written response to paper 2, and those who received a written response to paper 1 will be conferenced on paper 2.