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Vocabulary on meeting

Word Part of speech Meaning Example Sentence
absent adj not present The vice president is absent due to unforeseen circumstances.
accomplish verb succeed in doing We have a lot to accomplish today, so let's begin.
address verb deal with; speak on I hope we do not have to address this matter again in the future.
adjourn verb close a meeting If there are no further comments, we will adjourn the meeting here.
agenda noun list of objectives to cover in a meeting Please forward the agenda to anyone who is speaking at the meeting.
AGM noun(abbr.) Annual (yearly) General Meeting We always vote for a new chairperson at the AGM.
allocate verb assign roles/tasks to certain people I forgot to allocate someone to bring refreshments.
AOB noun(abbr.) Any Other Business (unspecified item on agenda) The last item on the agenda is AOB.
apologies noun item on agenda announcing people who are absent; apologies for absence Everyone is present today, so we can skip the apologies.
ballot noun a type of vote, usually in writing and usually secret Please fold your ballot in half before you place it in the box.
board of directors noun group of elected members of an organization/company who meet to make decisions The board of directors meets once a month to discuss the budget.
boardroom noun a large meeting room, often has one long table and many chairs The boardroom is reserved for a managers' meeting, so we'll have to meet in the lounge.
brainstorm verb thinking to gather ideas Let's take a few minutes andbrainstorm some ways that we can cut costs.
casting vote noun deciding vote (usually by the chairman) when the votes are otherwise equal The role of treasurer was decided based on the chairman's casting vote.
chairperson/chair noun the person who leads or presides at a meeting As chair, it is my pleasure to introduce to you, Mr. Allan Davis.
clarification/verification noun explanation/proof that something is true/understood Before we address this matter, I'll need some clarification as to who was involved.
closing remarks noun last thoughts spoken in a meeting (i.e. reminders, thank yous) I just have a few closing remarks and then you will all be free to go.
collaborate verb work together as a pair/group The board fell apart because the members had difficulty collaborating.
commence verb begin We will commence as soon as the last person signs the attendance sheet.
comment verb or noun express one's opinions or thoughts If you have a comment, please raise your hand rather than speak out.
conference noun formal meeting for discussion, esp. a regular one held by an organisation Before the conference there will be a private meeting for board members only.
conference call noun telephone meeting between three or more people in different locations Please make sure I have no interruptions while I'm on theconference call.
confidential adjective private; not to be shared Any financial information shared during this meeting should be keptconfidential.
consensus noun general agreement If we cannot come to a consensus by the end of the meeting we will put it to a vote.
deadline noun due date for completion The deadline for buying tickets to the conference is May 25th.
designate verb assign If no one volunteers to take the minutes I will be forced to designatesomeone.
formality noun a procedure (often unnecessary) that has to be followed due to a rule Everyone knows who is going to be the next vice president, so this vote is really just a formality.
grievance noun complaint The first item on the agenda relates to a grievance reported by the interns.
guest speaker noun person who joins the group in order to share information or deliver a speech I am delighted to welcome our guest speaker Holly, who is going to be offering some sales pitch tips.
implement verb make something happen; follow through It's not a question of whether or not we're going to use this idea, it's whether or not we know how toimplement it.
mandatory adjective required It is mandatory that all supervisors attend Friday's meeting.
minutes noun a written record of everything said at a meeting Before we begin with today's meeting, let's quickly review the minutes from last month.
motion noun a suggestion put to a vote The motion to extend store hours has been passed.
objectives noun goals to accomplish I'm pleased that we were able to cover all of the objectives today within the designated time.
opening remarks noun chairperson or leader's first words at a meeting (i.e. welcome, introductions) As I mentioned in my opening remarks, we have to clear this room before the end of the hour.
overhead projector noun machine with a special light that projects a document onto a screen or wall so that all can see I'm going to put a pie chart on theoverhead projector so that everyone can visualize how our profits have declined.
participant noun person who attends and joins in on an event Can I have a show of hands of all of those who were participants in last year's conference?
proxy vote noun a vote cast by one person for or in place of another There must have been one proxy votebecause I count twelve ballots but only eleven attendees.
punctual adjective on time (not late) Firstly, I want to thank you all for beingpunctual despite this early meeting.
recommend verb suggest I recommend that you sit closer to the front if you have trouble hearing.
show of hands noun raised hands to express an opinion in a vote From the show of hands it appears that everyone is in favour of taking a short break.
strategy noun plan to make something work We need to come up with a strategythat will allow us to have meetings less frequently.
unanimous adj in complete agreement; united in opinion The vote was unanimous to cut work hours on Fridays.
vote verb or noun to express (the expression of) an opinion in a group by voice or hand etc We need to vote for a new vice chairperson now that Jerry is retiring.
wrap up verb finish Let's wrap up here so that we can get back to our desks.


MEETINGS (see next page)

Word Meaning
A.G.M. Annual General Meeting
absentee Person not at the meeting, not present.
agenda Written list of points to be discussed at a meeting.
alternative Choice of two or more possibilities.
attendee Participant or person attending a meeting.
ballot System of secret voting; voters place their ballot-papers in a ballot-box;
casting vote Deciding vote, usually by the Chairman, when votes are in equal number.
chariman / chairperson The person who conducts the meeting.
clarify Make something clearer by giving more information.
conference Formal meeting for discussion or exchange of views.
conference call Telephone call between three or more people in different places.
consensus General agreement.
deadline Future date at which something must be done.
decision Reach a conclusion or resolution concerning future action.
i-conference A meeting or discussion between two or more people via the internet.
interrupt Stop a person who is speaking in order to say or do something.
item A separate point for discussion on an agenda.
main point What is most essential.
minutes A written summary of the proceedings at a meeting.
objective What is aimed at, what one wants to achieve or obtain.
point out Draw attention to something e.g. point out an increase in demand.
proposal A course of action put forward for consideration; to make a proposal.
proxy vote A vote cast by one person for another.
recommend Advise a course of action; make a recommendation.
show of hands Raised hands to express agreement or disagreement in a vote.
summary A brief statement of the main points.
task A piece of work to be done; to assign a task to someone.
unanimous In complete agreement.
video conference Conference linking people in different locations by satellite, TV, etc.
vote Express one's agreement or disagreement; to cast a vote.



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