Etymology
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colloquium (n.)

c. 1600, "conversation, dialogue" (a sense now obsolete), from Latin colloquium "conference, conversation," literally "a speaking together," from com- "together" (see com-) + -loquium "speaking," from loqui "to speak" (from PIE root *tolkw- "to speak"). Also as a legal term; meaning "a meeting for discussion, assembly, conference, seminar" is attested by 1844.

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Definitions of colloquium

colloquium (n.)
an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting;
colloquium (n.)
an address to an academic meeting or seminar;
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