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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conference  \Con"fer*ence\,  n.  [F.  conf['e]rence.  See  {Confer}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  comparing  two  or  more  things  together; 
  comparison.  [Obs.] 
 
  Helps  and  furtherances  which  .  .  .  the  mutual 
  conference  of  all  men's  collections  and  observations 
  may  afford.  --Hocker. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  consulting  together  formally;  serious 
  conversation  or  discussion;  interchange  of  views. 
 
  Nor  with  such  free  and  friendly  conference  As  he 
  hath  used  of  old  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  meeting  for  consultation,  discussion,  or  an  interchange 
  of  opinions. 
 
  4.  A  meeting  of  the  two  branches  of  a  legislature,  by  their 
  committees,  to  adjust  between  them 
 
  5.  (Methodist  Church)  A  stated  meeting  of  preachers  and 
  others  invested  with  authority  to  take  cognizance  of 
  ecclesiastical  matters. 
 
  6.  A  voluntary  association  of  Congregational  churches  of  a 
  district;  the  district  in  which  such  churches  are 
 
  {Conference  meeting},  a  meeting  for  conference.  Specifically, 
  a  meeting  conducted  (usually)  by  laymen,  for  conference 
  and  prayer.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Conference  room},  a  room  for  conference  and  prayer,  and  for 
  the  pastor's  less  formal  addresses.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conference 
  n  1:  a  prearranged  meeting  for  consultation  or  or  exchange  of 
  information  or  discussion  (especially  one  with  a  formal 
  agenda) 
  2:  an  association  of  sports  teams  that  organizes  matches  for 
  its  members  [syn:  {league}] 
  3:  a  discussion  among  participants  who  have  an  agreed  (serious) 
  topic  [syn:  {group  discussion}] 




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