Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A course of study for a small group of students in a college or graduate school, often entailing research under the guidance of a professor.
  • noun The group of students in such a course.
  • noun A scheduled meeting of such a group.
  • noun A meeting for an exchange of ideas; a conference.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as seminary. 5.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A class held for advanced studies in which students meet regularly to discuss original research, under the guidance of a professor.
  • noun A meeting held for the exchange of useful information by members of a common business community.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any meeting for an exchange of ideas
  • noun a course offered for a small group of advanced students

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, from Latin sēminārium, seed plot; see seminary.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From German Seminar, from Latin sēminārium, from sēmen ("seed"). Compare seminary.

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  • Watson went to one of these at the end of one of their cases in one of the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes episodes.

    August 4, 2012