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AOB
Any Other Business [usually the last item on an agenda]
absent
not here; not at the meeting; not present
agenda
a written programme or schedule for a meeting
apologies
item on agenda announcing people who are absent; apologies for absence
ballot
a type of vote, usually in writing and usually secret
casting vote
a deciding vote (usually by the chairman) when the votes are otherwise equal
chairman
the person who leads or presides at a meeting; chairperson; chair
conference
formal meeting for discussion, esp. a regular one held by an organisation
conference call
telephone call between three or more people in different locations
consensus
general agreement
decision
a conclusion or resolution to do sth
item
a separate point for discussion [as listed on an agenda]
matters arising
item on agenda for discussion of what has happened as a result of last meeting
minutes
a written record of everything said at a meeting
proxy vote
a vote cast by one person for or in place of another
show of hands
raised hands to express an opinion in a vote
unanimous
in complete agreement; united in opinion
videoconference
conference of people in different locations linked by satellite, TV etc
vote
to express opinion in a group by voice or hand etc