I have a question regarding with the use of these two words including "seminar" and "camp". As i'm going set up the camp. At first, I used "Academic seminar camp". But, my teacher told me to keep it only "Academic seminar" due to seminar and camp are the same meaning. Is it true? in my opinion, i felt that it seem to be like business seminar rather than fun activity.

Thank you

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  • Where do you find camp and seminar defined in such a way that one could consider the nouns synonyms? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Oct 5 '14 at 15:11
  • They don't have the same meaning, but they are related enough to make "Academic seminar camp" either redundant or contradictory. – cHao Oct 5 '14 at 15:14
  • @TimRomano: Think "bible camp" and such. Seminars and camps are both things you go to (though camps typically last longer). – cHao Oct 5 '14 at 15:17
  • @cHao: Just because people attend an event does not make all events synonyms for one another (funeral service, sweet sixteen party, baptismal service, meeting of the PTA...) – Tᴚoɯɐuo Oct 5 '14 at 15:27
  • @cHao: you are incorrect in your statement that they are "related enough". They are entirely different things. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Oct 5 '14 at 15:28

A seminar is a meeting, usually in an academic setting but not always, to exchange advanced, often expert-level, information on a particular subject.

The doctor attended a seminar on infectious diseases.

The graduate students were discussing amphorae in the Mediterranean archaeology seminar.

The children attend summer band camp, where they sleep in tents or cabins and learn to play musical instruments and march in formation.

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