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Definition and Synonyms for "Symposium"

1. A meeting or conference for discussion of a topic, especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations.
2. A collection of writings on a particular topic, as in a magazine.
3. A convivial meeting for drinking, music, and intellectual discussion among the ancient Greeks.
or also:
A collection of short essays by different authors on a common topic; – so called from the appellation given to the philosophical dialogue by the Greeks.

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