noun (plural colloquiums or colloquia /-kwēə/)
An academic conference or seminar.
- The abundance of conferences, symposia, workshops, colloquia, seminars, and other gatherings devoted to mathematical topics attests to a strong desire for interaction.
- Personally I will use the computer if I'm giving a colloquium or conference talk, and prefer the blackboard if I'm giving a more specialized seminar.
- Burton said, ‘There will be a lot of undergraduate and graduate students who will benefit by attending the seminars and colloquia.’
Late 16th century (denoting a conversation or dialogue): from Latin, from colloqui 'to converse', from col- 'together' + loqui 'to talk'.
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