Word of the Day – Symposium

By February 19, 2018 Word of the Day

Symposium (noun)

sim-poe-zee-um

A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.

Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.

Example sentences

“We usually leave the symposium to discuss the ideas, then make a decision from there.”

“Memories aren’t known to be particularly veridical.”

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