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noun [countable] conference pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑnf(ə)rəns/
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  1. 1
    a large meeting, often lasting a few days, where people who are interested in a particular subject come together to discuss ideas
    the annual conference of the Police Federation
    conference on: an international conference on the control of illegal drugs
    attend a conference: Many Americans are attending the conference.
    party/peace/sales conference: the 1991 Middle East peace conference in Madrid
    1. a.
      a meeting where a small number of people have formal discussions, either in person or remotely using electronic technology
      The President arrived for a conference with local officials.
      in conference: I’m afraid you can’t see him now: he’s in conference.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] used for conferences
      a conference table/hall/room/center


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