(sĕmʹə-när´) noun. 1. a. A small group of advanced students in a college or graduate school engaged in original research or intensive study under the guidance of a professor who meets regularly with them to discuss their reports and findings. b. A course of study so pursued. c. A scheduled meeting of such a group. 2. A meeting for an exchange of ideas; a conference, seminar.
(sĕmʹə-nĕr´ē) noun. Abbr. sem. 1. a. A school, especially a theological school for the training of priests, ministers, or rabbis. b. A school of higher education, especially a private school for girls. 2. A place or environment in which something is developed or nurtured, seminari.