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symposium

  

      n   pl   , -siums, -sia  
1    a conference or meeting for the discussion of some subject, esp. an academic topic or social problem  
2    a collection of scholarly contributions, usually published together, on a given subject  
3    (in classical Greece) a drinking party with intellectual conversation, music, etc.  
     (C16: via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpinein to drink together, from sum- syn- + pinein to drink)  
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