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colloquium

[kuh-loh-kwee-uh m] /kəˈloʊ kwi əm/
noun, plural colloquiums, colloquia
[kuh-loh-kwee-uh] /kəˈloʊ kwi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.
Origin of colloquium
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin, equivalent to colloqu(ī) (col- col-1 + loquī to speak) + -ium -ium
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  • Nor are these Names by any Means more illustrious, than those we meet with in the colloquium.

    An Essay on Criticism John Oldmixon
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colloquium

/kəˈləʊkwɪəm/
noun (pl) -quiums, -quia (-kwɪə)
1.
an informal gathering for discussion
2.
an academic seminar
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: conversation, conference, colloquy
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Word Origin and History for colloquium
n.

early 17c., "conversation, dialogue," from Latin colloquium "conversation" (see colloquy). Also as a legal term; meaning "meeting, assembly, conference, seminar" is attested from 1844.

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