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Here you will find a collection of vocabulary sentences of words in different subjects. Read these examples and make sentences of your own. This can greatly help you better understand these words, and use them more naturally.

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Meeting and Meeting Synonyms

When should you use each of these words: meeting, gathering, conference, assembly, congress, convention and session?

Meeting

When people come together, intentionally or unintentionally.

Example Sentences:
  • We are having a meeting on Monday.
  • He's in a meeting, try again soon.
  • The meeting did not go so well.

Gathering

When many people come together as a group.

Example Sentences:
  • There is a gathering of protesters in front of the City Hall.
  • I only see him in social gatherings.
  • The gathering of candidates in Washington retied the bonds.

Conference

1) A large and formal meeting where a lot of people talk about important matters, especially when it spreads over a few days.

Example Sentences:
  • The United Nations held a conference on solar energy.
  • We are attending the Conference on Child's Rights.
  • He will be a guest speaker at the conference next month.
2) A formal meeting to talk about business matters.

Example Sentences:
  • After a long conference with the rest of the board, he decided to reject the offer.
  • You should be in the conference room at 5 o'clock.
  • Please do not disturb, we will be in conference.

Assembly

When a group of people meets for a particular purpose.

Example Sentences:
  • We will not give up the freedom of assembly.
  • The principle gave a speech at school assembly.
  • They are attending the Auto Assembly in November.

Congress

When representatives of different groups meet to discuss different matters.

Example Sentences:
  • There was a lot of action at the national congress of the party.
  • The International Congress of Dentists will take place in London.
  • The Third Annual Fund Raising Congress was a success.

Convention

When people with the same interests or profession meet.

Example Sentences:
  • He's attending a teachers' convention in Rome.
  • The convention on human rights was an important step forward.
  • The city's new conventions center will hold a convention for science fiction fans.

Session

A period of time used for a particular activity.

Example Sentences:
  • The live video chat session is starting now.
  • In this session we will answer some questions from the audience.
  • Be quiet! There is a recording session in progress.

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