Word family noun conference verb confer
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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conferencecon‧fe‧rence /ˈkɒnfərəns $ ˈkɑːn-/ ●●● S2 W1 AWL noun [countable] 1 DISCUSSa large formal meeting where a lot of people discuss important matters such as business, politics, or science, especially for several days Representatives from over 100 countries attended the International Peace Conference in Geneva.conference on a UN conference on the environment press conference2 DISCUSSa private meeting for a few people to have formal discussionsconference with After a brief conference with his aides, he left for the airport.conference room/table etc The meeting will be held in the conference room at 10 conference Mr Dickson is in conference.3 American EnglishDS a group of teams that play against each other to see who is the best the Western Conference finalsCOLLOCATIONSverbsgo to a conference (also attend a conference formal)Hundreds of delegates are attending the conference.hold a conference (=have one)Their annual conference was held in a conference (=have it in your country)In June, Japan hosted a peace conference.organize a conferenceThe administration organized a conference on Africa.convene a conference formal (=arrange one)a national conference on school violence convened by the U. S. Department of Educationaddress a conference (=give a speech at one)He received a warm welcome when he addressed the conference.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + conferencea peace/climate/sales etc conferencean international climate conference in Swedena world/international conferencethe world conference on human rightsa national conferenceBrazil’s national conference on healtha regional conferenceIn Northern Africa, there have been important regional conferences on annual conferencethe biggest annual conference for teachers of Englisha party conference (=for a particular political party)the Labour party conferencea summit conference (=for the leaders of governments)The heads of most Arab states met in Amman for a summit conference.conference + NOUNconference facilitiesThe hotel has conference facilities for 100 people.a conference centre (=a building or group of buildings used for conferences)a conference hallThousands of people demonstrated outside the conference hall, demanding government action.
Examples from the Corpus
conferenceLewis recently spoke at a conference of women business leaders.Baxter was in Boston attending a conference on the environment.The alliance, unveiled at a Windows hardware conference in San Jose, marks the entry of Dolby into the computer arena.She's an organizer of the International Conference on AIDS that the university has every year.The Institute of Accountants is holding its conference in Edinburgh this year.James Brady is just one of hundreds of experts and survivors at a top level conference on brain injuries.We know this because White practically calls a news conference every day to relate those facts.Representatives from over 100 countries attended the International Peace Conference.In an attempt to quieten things down, executive producer George Harrison arranged for a press conference in London.Texas A&M won the Southwest Conference title last week with a 65-6 victory over SMU.Didn't you give a talk at the conference last year?Besides Stanford, whom the Ducks have yet to play, Washington is the toughest opponent in the conference.Do they come to the conference?conference onThe American Medical Association is sponsoring a conference on men's health.conference room/table etcThere was also a conference room for the governors to have their meetings.For years, the supervisors have shared bathrooms and conference rooms and worked in cramped offices.It has a wide variety of rooms and ten well appointed conference rooms.Friday, the president received a reporter in a high-ceilinged conference room.Project team members will rent hotel conference rooms for the duration of the project, working on portable computers and call-forwarding.Behind the elegant partitions, leading to our private conference rooms, something roars.The Doctor was hovering above the conference table in the classic lotus position.It is time for him to move from this conference room in the sky to a client meeting.
From King Business Dictionaryconferencecon‧fe‧rence /ˈkɒnfərənsˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable]1a large formal meeting, usually lasting a day or several days, where people discuss things in order to exchange information or to come to an agreementa sales conference2a private and formal meeting involving a small number of peopleconference withAfter a brief conference with ministers, the Prime Minister left for Germany.I’m afraid the CEO is in conference and will not be able to see you today. press conference teleconference