American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A course of study so pursued.
- n. A scheduled meeting of such a group.
- n. A meeting for an exchange of ideas; a conference.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as seminary. 5.
- n. A class held for advanced studies in which students meet regularly to discuss original research, under the guidance of a professor.
- n. A meeting held for the exchange of useful information by members of a common business community.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A group of students engaged, under the guidance of an instructor, in original research in a particular line of study, and in the exposition of the results by theses, lectures, etc.; -- formerly called also
seminary, now seldom used in this sense.
- n. any meeting for an exchange of ideas
- n. a course offered for a small group of advanced students
- From German Seminar, from Latin sēminārium, from sēmen ("seed"). Compare seminary. (Wiktionary)
- German, from Latin sēminārium, seed plot; see seminary. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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