[ kuh-loh-kwee-uh m ]
/ kəˈloʊ kwi əm /

noun, plural col·lo·qui·ums, col·lo·qui·a [kuh-loh-kwee-uh] /kəˈloʊ kwi ə/.

a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.

Origin of colloquium

1600–10; < Latin, equivalent to colloqu(ī) ( col- col-1 + loquī to speak) + -ium -ium

Example sentences from the Web for colloquium

  • Nor are these Names by any Means more illustrious, than those we meet with in the Colloquium.

    An Essay on Criticism |John Oldmixon

British Dictionary definitions for colloquium

/ (kəˈləʊkwɪəm) /

noun plural -quiums or -quia (-kwɪə)

an informal gathering for discussion
an academic seminar

Word Origin for colloquium

C17: from Latin: conversation, conference, colloquy