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round table

1. noun An open discussion between several people. I think we all need to get together and have a round table to come up with a solution to this problem.
2. adjective (often hyphenated) Featuring open discussion between several people. I think we all need to get together and have a round-table meeting to come up with a solution to this problem.
3. (usually capitalized) The table where the legendary King Arthur and his knights would gather. I'm currently reading a book about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
4. (usually capitalized) A shorthand way to refer to King Arthur and his knights as a group. Morgan Le Fay is a known enemy of the Round Table.
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According to Carvin DiGiovanni, NSPI's senior director of technical, education and government relations, the trade group wants to be proactive when it comes to suction entrapment and hopes to hold another round-table discussion on the topic soon.
13 June, Hungary: Round-table talks between government and opposition begin.
18 September, Hungary: Round-table talks conclude with agreement on free elections in March 1990.
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Recyclers will have a chance to network at several Autumn Round-Table functions, including a Welcome Reception held at the King's Suite of the Hilton Metropole on Thursday evening.
Those interested in attending the BIR Autumn Round-Table Sessions can download registration information online through the BIB Web site at www.
Gillette said about 45 residents attended his round-table discussion on park development and open space.
There has been little public discussion of the issue, though state lawmakers are holding a round-table discussion later this month.
Merchants and residents attending a round-table discussion hosted Thursday by Mayor Richard Riordan said Studio City has become a parking nightmare and asked for help.