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|part of speech:
||a conference or meeting on a single topic, usu. involving several speakers.
Our professor won't be teaching the class this week; she's giving a talk at a symposium in Madrid.
||a collection of articles by different authors on a single topic.
His article was included in the symposium on computer-aided learning.
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||in ancient Greece, a pleasurable occasion for socializing and intellectual discussion.
The word symposium
contains the following part:
that means with, together with
More about this word part:
The prefix sym-
occurs in Greek loanwords and hence attaches to Greek bases. It is an assimilated form of syn-
used before roots beginning with b, p, and m, such as "bio, bi, -be", "path, patho, -pathic, -pathy", and "metr, -meter, -metry". See syn-
and its other assimilated forms syl-