Definition of conference noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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conference

noun
ˈkɒnfərəns
 
; ˈkɑːnfərəns
 
 
1 a large official meeting, usually lasting for a few days, at which people with the same work or interests come together to discuss their viewsThe hotel is used for exhibitions, conferences and social events.a conference room/centre/hallShe is attending a three-day conference on AIDS education.The conference will be held in Glasgow.delegates to the Labour Party's annual conference2 a meeting at which people have formal discussionsMinisters from all four countries involved will meet at the conference table this week.He was in conference with his lawyers all day. see also press conference3 (especially North American English) a group of sports teams that play against each other in a leagueSoutheast Conference football champions