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PostSubject: Meetings Vocabulary   Wed 1 Mar - 6:46

A.G.M.
abbr. Annual General Meeting

A.O.B.
abbr. Any Other Business [usually the last item on an agenda]

absent
adj. not here; not at the meeting; not present

agenda
n. a written programme or schedule for a meeting

apologies
n. item on agenda announcing people who are absent; apologies for absence

ballot
n. a type of vote, usually in writing and usually secret- secret ballot n.

casting vote
n. a deciding vote (usually by the chairman) when the votes are otherwise equal

chairman
n. the person who leads or presides at a meeting; chairperson; chair

conference
n. formal meeting for discussion, esp. a regular one held by an organisation

conference call
n. telephone call between three or more people in different locations

consensus
n. general agreement

decision
n. a conclusion or resolution to do something - to decide v.

item
n. a separate point for discussion [as listed on an agenda]

matters arising
n. item on agenda for discussion of what has happened as a result of last meeting

minutes
n. a written record of everything said at a meeting

proxy vote
n. a vote cast by one person for or in place of another

show of hands
n. raised hands to express an opinion in a vote

unanimous
adj. in complete agreement; united in opinion

videoconference
n. conference of people in different locations linked by satellite, TV etc

vote
v. to express opinion in a group by voice or hand etc - also n. - to cast a vote v.



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