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con·ven·tion

 (kən-vĕn′shən)
n.
1.
a. A formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates, as of a political party, fraternal society, profession, or industry.
b. The body of persons attending such an assembly: called the convention to order.
2. An agreement between states, sides, or military forces, especially an international agreement dealing with a specific subject, such as the treatment of prisoners of war.
3. General agreement on or acceptance of certain practices or attitudes: By convention, north is at the top of most maps.
4. A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom: the convention of shaking hands.
5. A widely used and accepted device or technique, as in drama, literature, or painting: the theatrical convention of the aside.

[Middle English convencioun, from Latin conventiō, conventiōn-, meeting, from conventus, past participle of convenīre, to assemble; see convene.]

convention

(kənˈvɛnʃən)
n
1.
a. a large formal assembly of a group with common interests, such as a political party or trade union
b. the persons attending such an assembly
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics US an assembly of delegates of one party to select candidates for office
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) diplomacy an international agreement second only to a treaty in formality: a telecommunications convention.
4. any agreement, compact, or contract
5. the most widely accepted or established view of what is thought to be proper behaviour, good taste, etc
6. an accepted rule, usage, etc: a convention used by printers.
7. (Bridge) bridge Also called: conventional a bid or play not to be taken at its face value, which one's partner can interpret according to a prearranged bidding system
[C15: from Latin conventiō an assembling, agreeing]

con•ven•tion

(kənˈvɛn ʃən)

n.
1. a meeting or formal assembly, as of members or delegates, to discuss or act on matters of common concern.
2. an assembly of delegates of a political party to nominate candidates and adopt platforms and party rules.
3. an agreement or contract; compact.
4. an international agreement, esp. one dealing with a specific matter.
5. a rule, method, or practice established by usage; custom: the convention of showing north at the top of a map.
6. general agreement or consent; accepted usage, esp. as a standard of procedure.
7. a bid or play in bridge that allows partners to convey information about their hands according to a prearranged system.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin conventiō assembly, agreement. See convene, -tion]
syn: convention, assembly, conference, convocation refer to meetings for particular purposes. convention usu. suggests a formal meeting of members or delegates, as of a professional group: an annual medical convention. assembly usu. implies a regular meeting for a customary purpose: an assembly of legislators; a school assembly in the auditorium. conference suggests a meeting for consultation or discussion: a sales conference. convocation usu. refers to an ecclesiastical or academic meeting whose participants were summoned: a convocation of experts.

Convention

 an assembly, especially a meeting of representatives of some profession, society, or religious political organization, 1552. See also congress.
Examples: convention of estates, 1651; of islands, 1651; of exquisite lineaments, 1592; for prayer, 1649.

convention

A meeting of members of a political party, especially of delegates to choose candidates for an election.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convention - a large formal assemblyconvention - a large formal assembly; "political convention"
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
Constitutional Convention - the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
2.convention - something regarded as a normative exampleconvention - something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
practice - knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
mores - (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
code of behavior, code of conduct - a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group
universal - a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings; "some form of religion seems to be a human universal"
3.convention - (diplomacy) an international agreement
pact, treaty, accord - a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations - negotiation between nations
4.convention - orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
orthodoxy - the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
ossification, conformity - hardened conventionality
5.convention - the act of convening
gathering, assemblage, assembly - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"

convention

noun
1. custom, practice, tradition, code, usage, protocol, formality, etiquette, propriety It's just a social convention that men don't wear skirts.
2. agreement, contract, treaty, bargain, pact, compact, protocol, stipulation, concordat the importance of observing the Geneva convention on human rights
3. assembly, meeting, council, conference, congress, convocation I flew to Boston to attend the annual convention of the Parapsychological Association.

convention

noun
1. A formal assemblage of the members of a group:
2. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
3. A legally binding arrangement between parties:
4. A formal, usually written settlement between nations:
5. An accepted way of doing something:
Translations
إِجْتـِماع أو مُؤْتَمر وَطـنـيعُرْف، تَقليدمَجلِس
konvencepředvolební sjezdschůzesjezdspolečenská zvyklost
kongreskonventmødesædvane
käytäntökokoontuminenkonventio
egyezményillemszabályok
ráîstefnasiîvenja; viîtekin regla
elgesio normaįprastinisįprastumasįsigalėjusi nuostatakonvencija
konvencijaparažasanāksmesapulce
konvencia

convention

[kənˈvenʃən] N
1. (= custom) → convención f
you must follow conventionhay que seguir los convencionalismos
2. (= meeting) → asamblea f, congreso m
3. (= agreement) → convenio m, convención f

convention

[kənˈvɛnʃən] n
(= custom) → convention f
(= meeting) → convention f
(= agreement) → convention f

convention

n
Brauch m, → Sitte f; (= social rule)Konvention f; convention requires or demands that …die Sitte or der Brauch will es so, dass …; it’s a convention that …es ist so üblich or Sitte or Brauch, dass …; it’s a social conventiones ist gesellschaftlich der Brauch; (= point of etiquette)es ist eine gesellschaftliche Konvention; a disregard for conventioneine Missachtung der Konventionen
(= agreement)Abkommen nt
(= conference)Tagung f, → Konferenz f; (Pol) → Versammlung f

convention

[kənˈvɛnʃn] n (custom, agreement) → convenzione f; (meeting) → congresso, convegno

convention

(kənˈvenʃən) noun
1. a way of behaving that has become usual; (an) established custom. Shaking hands when meeting people is a normal convention in many countries; He does not care about convention.
2. in the United States a meeting of delegates from a political party for nominating a presidential candidate.
3. an assembly of people of a particular profession etc.
conˈventional adjective
(negative unconventional) according to the accepted standards etc; not outrageous or eccentric. conventional dress; the more conventional forms of art.
conˌventioˈnality (-ˈnӕ-) noun
References in classic literature ?
One day he went into Winesburg and bought a bicycle and a new suit of clothes for David and he gave his two sisters money with which to go to a religious convention at Cleveland, Ohio.
This little knot of subtle schemers will control the convention, and, through it, dictate to the party.
But all of the men understood the convention and drank; they believed that by it they were getting something for nothing--for they did not need to take more than one drink, and upon the strength of it they might fill themselves up with a good hot dinner.
I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intelligent, and respectable man what decision they may come to?
In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti- slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative.
They are terrible sticklers for convention and even etiquette in other people.
Women who had wildly adored him, and for his sake had braved all social censure and set convention at defiance, were seen to grow pallid with shame or horror if Dorian Gray entered the room.
Even as late as 1880, when the first National Telephone Convention was held at Niagara Falls, one of the delegates expressed the general situation very correctly when he said: "We were all in a state of enthusiastic uncertainty.
A convention of delegates from the State Legislatures, independent of the Congress itself, was the expedient which presented itself for effecting the purpose, and an augmentation of the powers of Congress for the regulation of commerce, as the object for which this assembly was to be convened.
I will venture to add that to me the convention mode seems preferable, in that it allows amendments to originate with the people themselves, instead of only permitting them to take or reject propositions originated by others not especially chosen for the purpose, and which might not be precisely such as they would wish to either accept or refuse.
This form of government is a convention by which several smaller STATES agree to become members of a larger ONE, which they intend to form.
Still continuing no less attached to union than enamored of liberty, they observed the danger which immediately threatened the former and more remotely the latter; and being pursuaded that ample security for both could only be found in a national government more wisely framed, they as with one voice, convened the late convention at Philadelphia, to take that important subject under consideration.