Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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 is the second album by Sir Mix-a-Lot.
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 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 \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
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.
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.
n. any meeting for an exchange of ideas
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.