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Definition of "seminar" []

  • A small group of advanced students in a college or graduate school engaged in original research or intensive study under the guidance of a professor who meets regularly with them to discuss their reports and findings. (noun)
  • A course of study so pursued. (noun)
  • A scheduled meeting of such a group. (noun)
  • A meeting for an exchange of ideas; a conference. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seminar" in a sentence
  • "The two hour seminar is a free two hour sales pitch for another seminar, which costs between $3,500 and $4,000."
  • "This seminar is aimed at people interested in doing business in the open environment presented by rapidly developing networked communications."
  • "The material from this seminar is also available under a Creative Commons license (the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License) for others to re-use and add to in creative ways."