news conference

news conference
a conference at which press and tv reporters ask questions of a politician or other celebrity (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑press conference
Hypernyms: ↑conference, ↑group discussion
Hyponyms: ↑backgrounder

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noun, pl ⋯ -ences [count]

The President will hold a news conference later today.

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ˈnews conference f6000 [news conference] noun (especially NAmE)
Example Bank:

The announcement was made in a news conference at the airport.

The chairman told a news conference of the upcoming merger.

The proposed changes were outlined at a news conference.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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