Word of the Day – Plenum

By September 8, 2020News, Word of the Day

Plenum (noun)

pl-en-um

An assembly of all the members of a group or committee./ A space completely filled with matter, or the whole of space so regarded.

Late 17th century from Latin, literally ‘full space’, neuter of plenus ‘full’.

Example sentences

“The fourth plenum of the Communist Party committee.”

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