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1

a meeting for consultation or discussion:
the act of conferring or consulting together; consultation, especially on an important or serious matter.
a meeting, as of various committees, to settle disagreements between the two branches of the legislature

I'm going to a....... this weekend back in my home state of Minnesota. I am going there to address a convention full of librarians, believe it or not.

conference

2

a meeting or formal assembly, as of representatives or delegates, for discussion of and action on particular matters of common concern.

I'm going to a conference this weekend back in my home state of Minnesota. I am going there to address a ......... full of librarians, believe it or not.

The convention was held in Geneva.

3

To direct speech;
to direct a speech or written statement to:

I'm going to a conference this weekend back in my home state of Minnesota. I am going there to ........ a convention full of librarians, believe it or not.

to address an assembly.

4

You may not believe the following, but it is true.

I'm going to a conference this weekend back in my home state of Minnesota. I am going there to address a convention full of librarians, .......

One common cause of “flipped bit” memory errors is, believe it or not, cosmic rays.

5

Punctual or according to schedule.

means to be punctual, meaning you do something at the time you are
supposed to, that it is supposed to be done, or that it should be done.

I created a whole checklist of things I have to do when I travel. First, I confirm that my flight will be on time departing from LAX.

The train arrived on time for the first time this week.

“The plane departed from the airport 20 minutes late, but it arrived on
time in Los Angeles.” It arrived “on time” – it arrived at the time that we were
expecting it to arrive.

6

To check again (just to be sure)

I created a whole checklist of things I have to do when I travel. First, I confirm that my flight will be on time departing from LAX. Next, I call to double-check on my reservation for the hotel and the rent a car.

These are humbling results, so the scientists decided to double-check them in a different way.

7

to take little belongings with you for travel

I'm a light packer, so I bring only the pants, shirts, socks, and underwear I'm going to need, nothing more. I throw in my toiletries bag with the usual stuff

light packer

8

a case used for carrying documents (especially by business people)

I throw in my toiletries bag with the usual stuff ‚Äîshaver, shaving cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss‚ and then I'm just about done. Finally, I go through my ....... to make sure I have all the things I'll need for the conference‚ my badge, my laptop, my overhead transparencies, a notepad, and some pens.

briefcase

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