Meetings Vocabulary

This page shows twenty words and phrases typically used talking in or about meetings, which you can also find in the free ebook Top 20 Business Vocabulary.
  term meaning
1 A.G.M. abbr. Annual General Meeting
2 A.O.B. abbr. Any Other Business [usually the last item on an agenda]
3 absent adj. not here; not at the meeting; not present
4 agenda n. a written programme or schedule for a meeting
5 apologies n. item on agenda announcing people who are absent; apologies for absence
6 ballot n. a type of vote, usually in writing and usually secret- secret ballot n.
7 casting vote n. a deciding vote (usually by the chairman) when the votes are otherwise equal
8 chairman n. the person who leads or presides at a meeting; chairperson; chair
9 conference n. formal meeting for discussion, esp. a regular one held by an organisation
10 conference call n. telephone call between three or more people in different locations
11 consensus n. general agreement
12 decision n. a conclusion or resolution to do something - to decide v.
13 item n. a separate point for discussion [as listed on an agenda]
14 matters arising n. item on agenda for discussion of what has happened as a result of last meeting
15 minutes n. a written record of everything said at a meeting
16 proxy vote n. a vote cast by one person for or in place of another
17 show of hands n. raised hands to express an opinion in a vote
18 unanimous adj. in complete agreement; united in opinion
19 videoconference n. conference of people in different locations linked by satellite, TV etc
20 vote v. to express opinion in a group by voice or hand etc - also n. - to cast a vote v.