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conference

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Noun conference has 3 senses
  1. conference - a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
    --1 is a kind of
    meeting
    --1 has member: conferee
    --1 has particulars: symposium; seminar; colloquium
    Derived form: verb confer1
  2. league, conference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
    --2 is a kind of association
    --2 has particulars:
     major league, big league, majors; minor league, minors, bush league; baseball league; basketball league; bowling league; football league; hockey league; Ivy League; class, division
  3. conference, group discussion - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
    --3 is a kind of discussion, give-and-take, word
    --3 has particulars:
     bull session; colloquy; consultation; consultation, audience, interview; huddle, powwow; press conference, news conference; pretrial, pretrial conference; round table, roundtable, round-table conference; session; teach-in; teleconference, teleconferencing
    Derived form: verb confer1
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