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seminar

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
regular
▪ There is a regular seminar programme, and easy access to professional bodies and institutions concerned with formal and non-formal education.
▪ The department has an international reputation for its research and has a regular programme of seminars given by invited speakers.
▪ It carries out these aims primarily by holding regular seminar meetings, usually six a year, and an annual conference.
▪ It holds a regular series of seminars at which reports are presented on research currently in progress.
■ NOUN
group
▪ These topics are studied through active discussion in seminar groups.
▪ The seminar group will convene leading researchers in this field for six meetings over two years.
▪ The course is taught, exclusively, in seminar groups.
▪ The larger departments, with their larger seminar groups, may have an inherent advantage in this respect over the smaller units.
room
▪ In addition there are ten, flat-floored seminar rooms with capacity for 30-50 people in classroom-style arrangement.
▪ Krauss's seminar room was full of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and some visitors from other departments.
▪ On entering a small seminar room, where a meeting is already under way, the show may take the following complex form.
▪ He had expected a small one, a seminar room.
▪ Seated in the seminar room the two men went through the remaining names on the list.
▪ Stephanie finally took it off the hook and left to join the big party that was under way in the seminar room.
▪ Norman Pinder was creeping through the last few yards of shrubbery before he would reach the window of the small seminar room.
▪ Classrooms, clinical rooms and seminar rooms are not always liberally equipped with hooks or pegs on which to hang charts.
■ VERB
attend
▪ More than 100 people attended the seminar, which was mean to last one-and-half hours but continued for three!
▪ Participants will also attend seminars to discuss the collections.
▪ Fifteen writers and publishers from 13 Third World countries attended the seminar.
▪ On the morning I flew overseas to attend a career seminar I heard a radio interview about career change.
▪ The seminars are widely publicised beforehand, and print and broadcast journalists are invited to attend.
▪ A nurse introduced Dave to our plan and invited him to attend a company seminar.
▪ The course is taught partly in College, where students attend lectures, seminars workshops and tutorials, and partly in schools.
▪ A huge and devoted group of followers pay $ 39 a head to attend her motivational hotel seminars.
conduct
▪ This led to ongoing negotiations regarding the school board engaging me as a consultant to conduct inservice career development seminars.
▪ This conversation led to-her discussions about how I could work with this organization by conducting career change seminars.
give
▪ I was then asked to give a seminar on the inflationary universe at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
▪ It gave workshops and seminars to help priests and lay people plan liturgies that were expressive, inclusive and theologically sound.
▪ I gave the same seminar about the problems of the inflationary universe, just as in Moscow.
▪ Then I started touring and giving seminars and performing at Carnegie Hall, and all of that gradually helped.
▪ After the conference I gave a seminar on the inflationary model and its problems at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute.
hold
▪ The Cenacle welcomes people from all over the country and holds courses and seminars which cover a wide range of denominations.
▪ The participating States also envisage holding future seminars on topics of mutual interest.
▪ It carries out these aims primarily by holding regular seminar meetings, usually six a year, and an annual conference.
▪ So after psychiatric sessions, Angela came to Uncle Sammler to hold a seminar and analyze the pro ceding hour.
▪ To hold conferences, seminars, readings of papers, lectures and discussions.
▪ Lobbying has become so refined that lobbyists now hold teaching seminars for one another.
▪ It is hoped to hold these seminars in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.
host
▪ We could host University seminars to which speakers of note could be invited to attend.
include
▪ The programme includes seminars exploring opportunities from the viewpoints of both franchisors and franchisees.
▪ Land costs are $ 700 to $ 850, including meals, seminars, meetings with local residents.
▪ Courses may cover general, quantitative and developmental aspects of the subjects and includes lectures, seminars and laboratory work.
▪ This may include essays, seminar papers, seminar presentations, projects, case studies, laboratory work, performances or exhibitions.
▪ The group's activities include several half-day seminar meetings, a one-day research workshop and a two-day residential Conference.
▪ It will include a series of seminars that will discuss key issues facing the waste management industry.
▪ As well as an exhibition of food-related products, the show will include a series of seminars covering quality assurance and customer relations.
present
▪ An accomplished sportswoman, she presents seminars and courses on sports nutrition.
▪ After the introductory parts, the book begins with a summary of the scientific papers presented at the seminar.
run
▪ Grant Thornton is to run a series of seminars to tackle the issue.
▪ They also run conferences and seminars and provide in-house training and consultancy services on a range of specialist topics.
▪ The department runs a research seminar, with guest speakers and opportunities for postgraduate students to present their work.
▪ The Faculty runs courses and seminars in methods of Social Research.
▪ The department also runs seminars on developing clinical and communication skills to reinforce the students' experience in the practices.
▪ Thenceforth Waismann acted as Schlick's unofficial assistant, eventually running his graduate seminar.
▪ And I run occasional training seminars for my own people.
▪ R.S. ran seminars in London hotels bringing in speakers from the relocation area to discuss issues such as health, education and housing.
teach
▪ The course is taught by seminars, workshops and groupwork, and assessed by coursework, project assignments, and a dissertation.
▪ As a first-year graduate student, I taught an undergraduate honors seminar on concepts of normality.
▪ In the spring semester Gordon taught two seminars and took on more than a dozen students for independent study projects.
▪ The course is taught by lectures, seminars and tutorials, and is college based.
▪ Lobbying has become so refined that lobbyists now hold teaching seminars for one another.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a sales seminar
▪ Every week we have a seminar on modern political theory.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A department-wide graduate seminar is held during each Michaelmas and Hilary Term for the benefit of research students.
▪ A series of research conferences and seminars enables researchers to present reviews and findings to an informed audience.
▪ Cost of the seminar is £10.
▪ In the spring semester Gordon taught two seminars and took on more than a dozen students for independent study projects.
▪ It gave workshops and seminars to help priests and lay people plan liturgies that were expressive, inclusive and theologically sound.
▪ Land costs are $ 700 to $ 850, including meals, seminars, meetings with local residents.
▪ Peters has augmented his books with countless articles, speeches, and seminars, all on the same general theme.
Wikipedia

Seminar

A seminar is a form of academic instruction, either at an academic institution or offered by a commercial or professional organization. It has the function of bringing together small groups for recurring meetings, focusing each time on some particular subject, in which everyone present is requested to actively participate. This is often accomplished through an ongoing Socratic dialogue with a seminar leader or instructor, or through a more formal presentation of research. It is essentially a place where assigned readings are discussed, questions can be raised and debates can be conducted.

Seminar (album)

Seminar is the second album by Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Seminar (play)

Seminar is a Broadway play by Theresa Rebeck. It played, on Broadway, at the Golden Theater. Alan Rickman originated the lead character, Leonard. The production premiered on November 20, 2011 and closed on May 6, 2012. Jeff Goldblum replaced Alan Rickman as Leonard on April 1, 2012. The Broadway production was directed by Sam Gold and features original music by John Gromada.

Seminar (disambiguation)

Seminar may refer to:

  • Seminar, a form of academic instruction, either at an academic institution or offered by a commercial or professional organization.
  • Seminar (play), a 2011 Broadway play by Theresa Rebeck
  • Seminar (album), 1989 album by Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • The Seminar, a 2011 episode American comedy television series The Office
  • Seminar, monthly journal established in 1959 by Romesh Thapar and Raj Thapar.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Seminar

Seminar \Sem`i*nar"\, n. [G. See Seminary, 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

seminar

1887, "special group-study class for advanced students," from German Seminar "group of students working with a professor," from Latin seminarium "breeding ground, plant nursery" (see seminary). Sense of "meeting for discussion of a subject" first recorded 1944.

Wiktionary

seminar

n. 1 A class held for advanced studies in which students meet regularly to discuss original research, under the guidance of a professor. 2 A meeting held for the exchange of useful information by members of a common business community.

WordNet

seminar

  1. n. any meeting for an exchange of ideas

  2. a course offered for a small group of advanced students

Usage examples of "seminar".

I thank my sister Virginia for believing in me and appreciating my seminars.

Vestman at Trianon Studios for his expert audio recordings of my whole seminar and Dave Morton and the staff of Cassette Express for their continued appreciation of this material and their quality service.

Kissinger was coopted into the Round Table to push monetarist policies he studied at Harvard International Seminars.

While Robertson made anti-environmental-ism a principal theme on his Christian Broadcasting Network talk shows, news hours, and documentaries, Reed gave seminars to corporate public relations executives, coaching them on how to use electronic technologies and grassroots organizing to foil environmentalists who interfere with polluter profits.

On Monday, January 6, I was in Provo, Utah, preparing a training seminar for police officers with Greg Cooper, a former FBI special agent and one of the stars in my unit who was now the chief of police in Provo.

Could you arrange for somone to cover my graduate seminar tomorrow and Thursday?

Start Up Marketing included in the packaging, a series of seminars for customers and di tributor sales groups, a new technology newsletter-everything ne,, essary to get Contract Hardware back in the game.

The seminar was being held in this little chapel affair that was once an Anabaptist hall.

No sooner was he back in Bochum than he entrusted his praxis-oriented seminars to his assistants and canceled all his teaching activities for the following summer.

Iris romped around Caracas and played with her computer projections or whatever the hell they were and sat in seminars gabbing nonsense and, for all he knew, dallied with the male students of many lands.

Mexican television in America broadcasts not dry notices of immigration reform or Mexican consulate seminars, but splashy Jerry Springer-like talk shows, where Chicanas with dyed blond hair, breast implants and bare navels wiggle in the audience and chatter in hot tubs, unlike anything that used to be aired in the village plaza in Mexico.

Because of the time it would inevitably take to organise, a congress that some had called for was never convened, but in compensation there were colloquia, seminars, round-table discussions, some open to the public, others held behind closed doors.

Yale medical student and had never really thought of fighting until I got shut out of an endotracheal intubation seminar and signed up for a boxing class instead.

Barnaby would give a two-day seminar on covert incursionary warfare to the most promising American officers.

I introduce the topic of naps at my seminars, it is met with groans of frustration.