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press conference

a prearranged interview with news reporters, held to elicit publicity or, as granted by a dignitary, public official, research scientist, etc., to fulfill a request from the press.
Origin of press conference
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yet the actual news of the day occurred following the meeting, at the start of the official press conference.
  • But when the news leaked, he told a press conference that of course he would not presume to advise a foreign government.
  • Such success in attracting the attention of potential bidders seemed, to me, at odds with the need to run a press conference.
  • There is only one standard by which a mid-scandal press conference succeeds or fails.
  • We held a press conference in the waiting room and left the building.
  • Enough to call a press conference, if this were particle physics.
  • They were contorting themselves and even lying on the floor to get the shot when he would hold a press conference.
  • It waited more than a day before holding its first press conference on the accident.
  • Maybe he should hold a press conference on a boat somewhere.
  • Later, in a press conference, this impression was reinforced.
British Dictionary definitions for press conference

press conference

an interview for press and television reporters given by a politician, film star, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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