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v. con·vened, con·ven·ing, con·venes
To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
1. To cause to come together formally; convoke: convene a special session of Congress. See Synonyms at call.
2. To summon to appear, as before a tribunal.

[Middle English convenen, from Old French convenir, from Latin convenīre : com-, com- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

con·ven′a·ble adj.
con·ven′er, con·ven′or n.


the act of gathering a meeting
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Noun1.convening - the act of convening
gathering, assemblage, assembly - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
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The party, which won the 1990 general election by a landslide but was blocked from coming to power, also called for the convening of a parliament session involving those who were elected then.
But it does not stipulate a deadline for convening such a session.
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The museum as a presenting and a convening institution expanded years ago, so we viewed our decision to use both kinds of exhibition space as appropriate but not at all new.