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



BrE BrE//sɪmˈpəʊziəm//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪmˈpoʊziəm//
(pl. symposia
BrE BrE//sɪmˈpəʊziə//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪmˈpoʊziə//
, symposiums)
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symposium (on something) a meeting at which experts have discussions about a particular subject; a small conference Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: symposium