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con·fer·ence

conference

 
 
pronunciation:
kan fr ns [or] kan frns
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part of speech: noun
definition: a meeting to discuss a particular matter.
The school held a conference with teachers, students, and parents to plan the new playground.
synonyms:
meeting
similar words:
talk
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The word conference contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.