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


press conference

BrE BrE//ˈpres kɒnfərəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpres kɑːnfərəns//
(especially British English) (usually North American English news conference)
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a meeting at which somebody talks to a group of journalists in order to answer their questions or to make an official statement to hold/give a press conference The police called a press conference to appeal for witnesses.Extra examples The announcement was made in an impromptu press conference at the airport. The chairman told a press conference of the forthcoming merger. The prime minister outlined the privatization plans at a press conference. The proposed changes were outlined at a press conference.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: press conference