What does Convention mean?

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kənˈvɛn ʃənCon·ven·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conventionnoun

    a large formal assembly

    "political convention"

  2. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formulanoun

    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"

  3. conventionnoun

    (diplomacy) an international agreement

  4. conventionality, convention, conventionalismnoun

    orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

  5. convention, conveningnoun

    the act of convening

Wiktionary

  1. conventionnoun

    A meeting or gathering.

    The convention was held in Geneva.

    Etymology: Recorded since c. 1440, from conventio, from convenio, from con- + venio.

  2. conventionnoun

    A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates

    The EU installed an inter-institutional Convention to draft a European constitution

    Etymology: Recorded since c. 1440, from conventio, from convenio, from con- + venio.

  3. conventionnoun

    The convening of a formal meeting

    Etymology: Recorded since c. 1440, from conventio, from convenio, from con- + venio.

  4. conventionnoun

    A formal agreement, contract or pact

    Etymology: Recorded since c. 1440, from conventio, from convenio, from con- + venio.

  5. conventionnoun

    A treaty or supplement to such.

    The Vienna convention at the Vienna Congress (1814-15) standardized most of diplomatic conduct for generations

    Etymology: Recorded since c. 1440, from conventio, from convenio, from con- + venio.

  6. conventionnoun

    A generally accepted principle, method or behaviour.

    Etymology: Recorded since c. 1440, from conventio, from convenio, from con- + venio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conventionverb

    the act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition

    Etymology: [L. conventio: cf. F. convention. See Convene, v. i.]

  2. Conventionverb

    general agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality

    Etymology: [L. conventio: cf. F. convention. See Convene, v. i.]

  3. Conventionverb

    a meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical

    Etymology: [L. conventio: cf. F. convention. See Convene, v. i.]

  4. Conventionverb

    an extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II

    Etymology: [L. conventio: cf. F. convention. See Convene, v. i.]

  5. Conventionverb

    an agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments

    Etymology: [L. conventio: cf. F. convention. See Convene, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Convention

    A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest. The most common conventions are based upon industry, profession, and fandom. Trade conventions typically focus on a particular industry or industry segment, and feature keynote speakers, vendor displays, and other information and activities of interest to the event organizers and attendees. Professional conventions focus on issues of concern to the profession and advancements in the profession. Such conventions are generally organized by societies dedicated to promotion of the topic of interest. Fan conventions usually feature displays, shows, and sales based on pop culture and guest celebrities. Science fiction conventions traditionally partake of the nature of both professional conventions and fan conventions, with the balance varying from one to another. Conventions also exist for various hobbies, such as gaming or model railroads. Conventions are often planned and coordinated, often in exacting detail, by professional meeting and convention planners, either by staff of the convention's hosting company or by outside specialists. Most large cities will have a convention center dedicated to hosting such events. The term MICE - meetings Incentives Conventions and Exhibitions - is widely used in Asia as a description of the industry. The Convention is one of the most dynamic elements in the M.I.C.E. segment. The industry is generally regulated under the tourism sector.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convention

    kon-ven′shun, n. an assembly, esp. of representatives or delegates for some common object: any extraordinary assembly called upon any special occasion: any temporary treaty: an agreement: established usage: fashion.—adj. Conven′tional, formed by convention: growing out of tacit agreement or custom: customary: not spontaneous.—v.t. Conven′tionalise.—ns. Conventionalism, that which is established by tacit agreement, as a mode of speech, &c.; Conven′tionalist, one who adheres to a convention, or is swayed by conventionalism; Conventional′ity, state of being conventional: that which is established by use or custom.—adv. Conven′tionally.—adj. Conven′tionary, acting under contract.—ns. Conven′tioner, Conven′tionist. [Fr.,—L. convention-em. See Convene.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. convention

    An agreement made between hostile troops, for the evacuation of a post, or the suspension of hostilities.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. convention

    In a military sense, is an agreement made between hostile armies for some well-defined purpose, such as the evacuation of a fort, territory, etc. One of the most celebrated conventions of modern times was that of Cintra (1808), between the French and the English generals.

Editors Contribution

  1. convention

    A type of international agreement.

    There are many types of international conventions.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Convention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2832

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Convention' in Nouns Frequency: #979

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Convention in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Convention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Convention in a Sentence

  1. Henri Konan Bedie:

    There will be a unified convention in April and the party will be unified after the elections.

  2. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    Nothing has changed other than the perception that this is more likely to become an open convention than we thought before, so, we're getting our minds around the idea that this could very well become a reality, and therefore those of us who are involved in the convention need to respect that.

  3. Matt Flynn:

    Our party right now, and I’m probably the only one who says this, is pickled in identity politics and victimology, when I was at the convention recently, in Oshkosh, there were multiple caucuses of, there were all these subgroups, and there is no assimilation of the party anymore.

  4. Garcia Zarate:

    A day later, he reiterated his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2015, prior to Kate’s law being passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, Trump tweeted that he supported the law. In another tweet, he criticized former President Barack Obama's reaction to the shooting. During his speech at the Republican National Convention as the GOP presidential nominee, Trump mentioned Steinlein his speech. But where was the sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Where was sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann, Sabine and Jamiel Where was sanctuary for all the other- ah it's so sad to even be talking about it cause we can solve this problem so quickly, he said during the speech, referencing sanctuary cities. I don't pay too much attention to it, you know, they're going to say what they're going to say. I really have no say in what's going to be put out there, Brad Steinle said in response to Trump's comments, according to a 2016 interview withABC 7. Jim Steinle told theSan Francisco Chroniclethe family was saddened and shocked by the verdict. There's no other way you can coin it. Justice was rendered, but it was not served.

  5. Gilles Dufrasne:

    We don't have any political signal from the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) on the credits, if there had been a decision it is likely the outcome would have been followed by ICAO.

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Translations for Convention

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  • اتفاقيةArabic
  • конвенция, споразумение, конгрес, събраниеBulgarian
  • convencióCatalan, Valencian
  • sjezd, úmluva, konvenceCzech
  • Brauch, Abkommen, Kongress, Konvention, Vereinbarung, Versammlung, SitteGerman
  • convenio, costumbre, convención, tratadoSpanish
  • اجلاس, جلسه, توافق‌نامه, توافق, قرارداد, عرف, پیمان, معاهده, مجمعPersian
  • konventio, sopimus, kokous, käytäntö, edustajakokous, kokoontuminenFinnish
  • conventionFrench
  • còmhdhailScottish Gaelic
  • אמנה, שיטה רשמית, מוסכמה, כנסHebrew
  • konvencióHungarian
  • convenzioneItalian
  • コンベンションJapanese
  • អនុសញ្ញាKhmer
  • konvensyenMalay
  • conventie, bijeenkomst, praktijk, overeenkomstDutch
  • ntsaago áłah aleehNavajo, Navaho
  • convençãoPortuguese
  • tratat, convenție, întrunireRomanian
  • договор, конвенция, собрание, съезд, конвент, соглашениеRussian
  • kuvendAlbanian
  • pagpupulongTagalog
  • antlaşma, âdet, toplantı, gelenek, kongre, kurultayTurkish
  • конвенціяUkrainian
  • 习俗Chinese

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