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conference

noun
     
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con‧fe‧rence S3 W1 [countable]
1 a large formal meeting where a lot of people discuss important matters such as business, politics, or science, especially for several days:
Representatives from over 100 countries attended the International Peace Conference in Geneva.
conference on
a UN conference on the environment
hold a conference (=have a conference)
press conference
2 a private meeting for a few people to have formal discussions
conference with
After a brief conference with his aides, he left for the airport.
conference room/table etc
The meeting will be held in the conference room at 10 am.
in conference
Mr Dickson is in conference.
3 American EnglishDS a group of teams that play against each other to see who is the best:
the Western Conference finals

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