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colloquia (See colloquium)


1 an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting
2 an address to an academic meeting or seminar [also: colloquia (pl)]

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  1. a Plural of colloquium


Verb form

  1. third-person singular indicative present of colloquiare
  2. second-person singular imperative of colloquiare

Extensive Definition

You may also be looking for Parliament of Scotland, called a "colloquium" in Latin records.
A colloquium is an academic activity. Typically, a colloquium consists of a single lecture given by a member of the academic community about his or her work to colleagues who work in the same or an allied field. The audience is expected to ask questions and to evaluate the work presented. Colloquia provide scholars with the opportunity to face and respond to criticism in the early stages of the development of new ideas.
In legal parlance, colloquium is used when the identity of a plaintiff in a defamation suit is not expressly stated, but people know who the tortfeasor was attempting to defame.
colloquia in German: Kolloquium
colloquia in Hungarian: Kollokvium
colloquia in Dutch: Colloquium
colloquia in Finnish: Kollokvio
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