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conference British & World English

A formal meeting of people with a shared interest, typically one that takes place over several days

Conference British & World English

A dessert pear of a firm-fleshed variety

conference English Thesaurus

an international conference on the environment

case conference British & World English

A meeting of professionals such as teachers or social workers to discuss a particular case

Lambeth Conference British & World English

An assembly of bishops from the Anglican Communion, usually held every ten years (since 1867) at Lambeth Palace and presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Potsdam Conference British & World English

A meeting held in Potsdam in the summer of 1945 between US, Soviet, and British leaders, which established principles for the Allied occupation of Germany following the end of the Second World War

press conference British & World English

An interview given to journalists by a prominent person in order to make an announcement or answer questions

Yalta Conference British & World English

A meeting between the Allied leaders Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin in February 1945 at Yalta, a Crimean port on the Black Sea. The leaders planned the final stages of the Second World War and agreed the subsequent territorial division of Europe

Conference on Disarmament British & World English

A committee with forty nations as members that seeks to negotiate multilateral disarmament

videoconference British & World English

A conference in which participants in different locations are able to communicate with each other in sound and vision

Pugwash conferences British & World English

A series of international conferences first held in Pugwash (a village in Nova Scotia) in 1957 by scientists to promote the peaceful application of scientific discoveries

sidebar conference in sidebar British & World English

(In a court of law) a discussion between the lawyers and the judge held out of earshot of the jury