From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishround-tableˌround-ˈtable adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 EQUALa round-tablediscussion is one in which everyone can talk about things in an equal wayround-table discussion/meeting/talks
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round-table• It was a round-table discussion, which allowed us to answer any questions.• The next round-tablemeeting has been set for December 18.• Myers' staff has also organized more than 1,000 round-tablemeetings with women across the country.round-table discussion/meeting/talks• The next round-table meeting has been set for December 18.• It was a round-table discussion, which allowed us to answer any questions.• Myers' staff has also organized more than 1,000 round-table meetings with women across the country.Round Table, thethe Round TableˌRound ˈTable, the 🔊 🔊 1the table at which KingArthur and his knightssat, according to old stories. As it was round, all the places at it were equal. The expression ‘round table’ is used to describe a peaceful way of reaching an agreement 🔊 The treaty was signed following a round table discussion.2a charityorganization for men under 40, who hold meetings and do work for their local areas. It is related to the RotaryClub, whose members are usually a little older.