Definition of colloquium in English:


Line breaks: col|lo¦quium
Pronunciation: /kəˈləʊkwɪəm

noun (plural colloquiums or colloquia /-kwɪə/)

  • An academic conference or seminar.
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    • 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): from Latin, from colloqui 'to converse', from col- 'together' + loqui 'to talk'.

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