Pronunciation: (sem'u-när"),[key] —n. 1. a small group of students, as in a university, engaged in advanced study and original research under a member of the faculty and meeting regularly to exchange information and hold discussions.
2. the gathering place of such a group.
3. a meeting of such a group.
4. a course or subject of study for advanced graduate students.
5. any meeting for exchanging information and holding discussions.