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What’s the Plural of Symposium?

Symposium comes from Latin, and so its original Latin plural form is symposia. Over time and frequent misuse, symposiums has also become accepted as a plural.

What’s the plural of “symposium”?

The plural of symposium is symposia or symposiums. Both are accepted plurals of symposium.

What’s the singular of symposium?

Symposium is a singular noun.

What does the word symposium mean?

The word symposium is understood as “a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject, especially a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience.”

Other Latin nouns in English

colloquiumcolloquia or colloquiums
referendumreferenda or referendums
memorandummemoranda or memorandums
curriculumcurricula or curriculums
addendumaddenda or addendums
symposiumsymposia or symposiums

Examples of the word symposium used in sentences

1. A symposium is a conference in which experts or academics discuss a particular subject.

2. Our final symposium of the year was on inflammatory bowel disease crossroads of microbes, epithelium and immune systems.

3. The symposium on AIDS research lasted two days.

4. Lee cited the symposium as one neutral forum in recent years.

5. He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.

Examples of symposia/symposiums used in application

1. These have included regular work-in-progress seminars, weekly post-graduate seminars, and over twenty colloquia and symposia.

2. There should be a maximum of 4-5 speakers per symposia (including discussant ).

3. The panelists have ruminated before in books, interviews and symposia.

4. He has also been on many panels and symposia.

5. He had more than a few symposia to survive before then.

Origin of the word symposium

From etymology online on symposium (n.):

1580s, “account of a gathering or party,” from Latin symposium “drinking party, symposium,” from Greek symposion “drinking party, convivial gathering of the educated”.


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  1. Definition of symposium.
  2. Sentences using symposium.
  3. Origin of symposium.

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