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Definitions of conference

  1. a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion ( especially one with a formal agenda)
  2. a discussion among participants who have an agreed ( serious) topic
  3. an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
  4. The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
  5. The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
  6. A meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions.
  7. A meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them.
  8. A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.
  9. A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.
  10. The act of consulting together formally; an appointed meeting for discussing some topic; a religious convention.
  11. An appointed meeting for instruction or discussion.
  12. Formal discourse; meeting for consultation, & c.
  13. A meeting for counsel; an official council.
  14. Conversation; discourse.
  15. The act of conferring; a meeting for consultation or deliberation; a meeting of the two branches of a legislature to adjust differences; a meeting for international deliberation; the stated meeting of Wesleyan Methodist preachers for the transaction of the business of their church.
  16. The act of conversing on any important subject; a discussion between two or more for mutual instruction, as committees or delegates.
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Quotes of conference

  1. I did not see any major issues other than the jury substitutions. I can't know whether there's a problem there, until I read the transcript from the in -chambers conference when those jurors were excused. – Catherine Crier
  2. We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti, and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views. Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere. – Eliot Engel
  3. I was lucky because on the morning after the burning of the Reichstag I left my home very early to catch a train to Berlin for the conference of our student organization and that is the only reason why I escaped arrest. – Klaus Fuchs
  4. It was an idea we had when Al was in the Senate- to organize and moderate an annual conference that would look at government policy through the lens of the family to help identify ways that the family can be supported and strengthened. – Tipper Gore
  5. I said I did not know enough about UNICEF to handle a press conference and she said they would not want to talk about it they would only want to talk about films. – Roger Moore
  6. I am convinced that when the history of international law comes to be written centuries hence, it will be divided into two periods: the first being from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century, and the second beginning with the Hague Conference – Ludwig Quidde
  7. The following year, after I had prepared my draft, the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The Hague decided to set up a special commission to study the problem seriously. – Ludwig Quidde
  8. In 1958, I was a delegate to the Atoms for Peace conference in Geneva. – Frederick Reines
  9. I believe that the organisers of this conference have chosen a very timely subject for our discussion- because the 21st century will confront us with an entirely new set of challenges. – Lord Robertson
  10. And at ten, or whatever time, in the morning we had the press conference what we knew is there had been an incident at Three Mile Island, that it was shut down, that there was water that had escaped but it was contained. – William Scranton
  11. Another very strong image from the first day was giving my initial press conference in the morning- going down and finding out that everything I had said, the essence of what I had said, was wrong. – William Scranton
  12. If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes. – Joseph Stalin
  13. I would point out that Japan's proposal at the Versailles Peace Conference on the principle of racial equality was rejected by delegates such as those from Britain and the United States. – Hideki Tojo
  14. Mother considered a press conference on a par with a visit to a cage of cobras. – Margaret Truman

Usage examples for conference

  1. I will even admit that they were not listening at the conference – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  2. And the Captain was also so much concerned, that he cared not to write what the result of his first conference was. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  3. Gentlemen, he said, I gather one thing, at least, from our brief conference – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. Impossible for la Peyrade to prevent the conference although he knew the secret of that twenty- five thousand francs ran the greatest danger. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  5. This conference took place at that singular hour of my career when my pupils seemed to melt away from me, as though they had been morning dew. – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  6. I couldn't even raise a prayer in conference meeting no more. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  7. Advanced detachments had already at several points driven in the German posts south- east of Metz, but instead of now entering upon a general attack, Marshal Bazaine summoned all his Corps Commanders to a conference at Grimont. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  8. He and Rose had a long private conference the result of which was to let the handsome mate into the secret of his pretty companion's true feelings toward himself. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  9. I will close my letter after I know the result of this evening's conference – The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Charles Duke Yonge
  10. He was shown into the library immediately and it was there that Locke and Eva went into conference with him. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  11. It was a difficult situation; and a conference of the Great Powers met at London on May 11 to deal with it. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  12. Others, among them James Crossan, manager of the Kilmore Co- operative Stores, and Grand Master of the Orangemen of the county, were summoned to the conference – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  13. It was, however, evident that he was determined on not sending to Westerhouse, and they had to be content, though Leger looked very grave when the conference broke up. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  14. See if I can have a conference with first the Secretary of State and then the President. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  15. Well, you know upon what we had agreed at the last conference of which he informed you? – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  16. A conference followed between Walsingham, Hatton, and Burghley, and then the three went again to her Majesty. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. I think the conference is about motion pictures. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  18. For another hour the conference was held. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Rhymes for conference

  • teleconference;