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Noun
  1. The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
  2. (politics) A multilateral diplomatic negotiation.
  3. (sciences) A formal event where scientists present their research results in speeches, workshops, posters or by other means.
  4. (business) An event organized by a for-profit or non-profit organization to discuss a pressing issue, such as a new product, market trend or government regulation, with a range of speakers.
  5. (sports) A group of sports teams that play each other on a regular basis.
  6. (Philippines, sports) A constituent tournament of a sports league in a given season.
  7. (obsolete) The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
  8. (Methodist Church) A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.
  9. A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.
Verb
  1. (transitive) To assess (a student) by one-on-one conversation, rather than an examination.
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