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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. 2016.
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  • "Hold a press-conference," is what Ange said, as we sat in the cafe near her place that evening.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • I blogged the press-conference even before I'd sent out the invitations to the press.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
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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