Pronunciation: (kon'fur-uns, -fruns), [key]
—n., v.,- enced, - enc•ing.
1. a meeting for consultation or discussion: a conference between a student and his adviser.
2. the act of conferring or consulting together; consultation, esp. on an important or serious matter.
3. Govt.a meeting, as of various committees, to settle disagreements between the two branches of the legislature.
4. an association of athletic teams; league: an intercollegiate conference.
a. an official assembly of clergy or of clergy and laity, customary in many Christian denominations.
b. a group of churches whose representatives regularly meet in such an assembly.
to hold or participate in a conference or series of conferences.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.