Colloquia



[kuh-loh-kwee-uh m] /kəˈloʊ kwi əm/

noun, plural colloquiums, colloquia
[kuh-loh-kwee-uh] /kəˈloʊ kwi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.
/kəˈləʊkwɪəm/
noun (pl) -quiums, -quia (-kwɪə)
1.
an informal gathering for discussion
2.
an academic seminar
n.

Latin plural of colloquium (q.v.).
n.

early 17c., “conversation, dialogue,” from Latin colloquium “conversation” (see colloquy). Also as a legal term; meaning “meeting, assembly, conference, seminar” is attested from 1844.

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  • Colloquial

    [kuh-loh-kwee-uh l] /kəˈloʊ kwi əl/ adjective 1. characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing; informal. 2. involving or using conversation. /kəˈləʊkwɪəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to conversation 2. denoting or characterized by informal or conversational idiom or vocabulary Compare informal adjective pertaining to words or expressions […]

  • Colloquialism

    [kuh-loh-kwee-uh-liz-uh m] /kəˈloʊ kwi əˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. a expression. 2. style or usage. /kəˈləʊkwɪəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. a word or phrase appropriate to conversation and other informal situations 2. the use of colloquial words and phrases n. 1810, “a colloquial word or phrase,” from colloquial + -ism.



  • Colloquiality

    [kuh-loh-kwee-uh l] /kəˈloʊ kwi əl/ adjective 1. characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing; informal. 2. involving or using conversation. /kəˈləʊkwɪəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to conversation 2. denoting or characterized by informal or conversational idiom or vocabulary Compare informal adjective pertaining to words or expressions […]

  • Colloquially

    [kuh-loh-kwee-uh l] /kəˈloʊ kwi əl/ adjective 1. characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing; informal. 2. involving or using conversation. /kəˈləʊkwɪəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to conversation 2. denoting or characterized by informal or conversational idiom or vocabulary Compare informal adjective pertaining to words or expressions […]



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