conference con‧fe‧rence [ˈkɒnfrəns ǁ ˈkɑːn-] noun [countable]
1. a large formal meeting, usually lasting a day or several days, where people discuss things in order to exchange information or to come to an agreement:

• a sales conference

2. a private and formal meeting involving a small number of people:
conference with

• After a brief conference with ministers, the Prime Minister left for Germany.

• I'm afraid the CEO is in conference and will not be able to see you today.

ˈpress ˌconference also ˈpress ˌbriefing
a meeting at which someone makes an official statement to the people who write for the newspapers, radio, or television:

• a high-security press conference

a meeting in which people in different places can talk to each other using video S or computers, so that each person can see and speak to all the others:

• I have arranged a teleconference with the export sales team.

— teleconferencing noun [uncountable] :

• We are increasingly making use of teleconferencing.

• a teleconferencing system

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teleconferencing UK US /ˌtelɪˈkɒnfərənsɪŋ/ noun [U] MEETINGS, COMMUNICATIONS
a process in which two or more people or groups in different places communicate using phones, computers, etc.: »

video teleconferencing systems/equipment


More teleconferencing means less long-distance air travel.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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