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Parts of meetings

agenda

noun

a list of things that people will discuss at a meeting

AOB

abbreviation

any other business: things that are discussed at the end of a meeting

apologies

noun

a statement from someone saying that they are sorry that they cannot go to a meeting

docket

noun

a list of business to be discussed or things to be done, especially at a meeting

minutes

noun

an official written record of what is discussed or decided at a formal meeting

motion

noun

a formal proposal that people discuss and then vote on in a meeting or debate. Someone proposes a motion (=suggests it), and someone else must second it (=say formally that they support it) before it is accepted for discussion

proceedings

noun

an official record giving the details of what happened in a meeting

quorum

noun

the smallest number of people who must be present at a meeting to allow official decisions to be made

resolution

noun

a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting

session

noun

a period of time during which an institution has its regular meetings

session

noun

part of a period of time during which a class or meeting takes place

in session

meeting to deal with business

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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