press conference
noun Date: 1937 an interview or announcement given by a public figure to the press by appointment

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  • press conference — also press briefing ➔ conference * * * press conference UK US noun [C] (also press briefing) ► COMMUNICATIONS a meeting in which someone makes an official statement to journalists (= people who write reports for newspapers, television, etc.) …   Financial and business terms

  • press conference — press conferences N COUNT A press conference is a meeting held by a famous or important person in which they answer journalists questions. She gave her reaction to his release at a press conference... The opposition parties called a press… …   English dictionary

  • press conference — press .conference n a meeting held by a person or group at which they answer questions from people who write or present news reports ▪ The Green Party held a press conference the next day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • press conference — press ,conference noun count * an official meeting where someone makes a formal statement about a particular issue or event to reporters and answers their questions about it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • press conference — ► NOUN ▪ a meeting held with journalists in order to make an announcement or answer questions …   English terms dictionary

  • press conference — ☆ press conference n. a collective interview granted to media personnel as by a celebrity or personage …   English World dictionary

  • press conference — noun a conference at which press and tv reporters ask questions of a politician or other celebrity (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑news conference • Hypernyms: ↑conference, ↑group discussion • Hyponyms: ↑backgrounder * …   Useful english dictionary

  • press conference — (esp. BrE) noun ⇨ See also ↑news conference ADJECTIVE ▪ joint ▪ impromptu ▪ post match, post summit, etc. VERB + PRESS CONFERENCE …   Collocations dictionary

  • Press Conference — A meeting organized for the purposes of distributing information to the media and answering questions from reporters. Normally the press conference is led by the company s executive management or their appointed press liaison. Given the media s… …   Investment dictionary

  • press conference */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms press conference : singular press conference plural press conferences an official meeting where someone makes a formal statement about a particular issue or event to journalists and answers their questions… …   English dictionary

  • press conference — {n. phr.} A meeting with news reporters. * /The reporters questioned the president about foreign affairs at the press conference./ * /The press conference with the senator was broadcast on television./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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