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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek symposion, from sympinein 'to drink together', from syn- ( SYN-) + pinein 'to drink'

symposium

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
sym‧po‧si‧um plural symposiums or symposia [countable]
1SE a formal meeting in which people who know a lot about a particular subject have discussions about it [↪ conference]
symposium on
a symposium on women's health
2TCN a group of articles on a particular subject collected together in a book

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