a large formal assembly
convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula(noun)
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"
(diplomacy) an international agreement
conventionality, convention, conventionalism(noun)
orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
the act of convening
A meeting or gathering.
The convention was held in Geneva.
A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates
The EU installed an inter-institutional Convention to draft a European constitution
The convening of a formal meeting
A formal agreement, contract or pact
A treaty or supplement to such.
The Vienna convention at the Vienna Congress (1814-15) standardized most of diplomatic conduct for generations
A generally accepted principle, method or behaviour.
Origin: Recorded since c. 1440, from conventio, from convenio, from con- + venio.
the act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition
general agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality
a meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical
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
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
Origin: [L. conventio: cf. F. convention. See Convene, v. i.]
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
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
An agreement made between hostile troops, for the evacuation of a post, or the suspension of hostilities.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'convention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2832
Rank popularity for the word 'convention' in Nouns Frequency: #979
The numerical value of convention in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of convention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of convention in a Sentence
I’m here to talk about the convention.
It will be a different kind of convention.
The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.
In other words, the convention will be a contested contest.
We are headed to Cleveland. There will be a contested convention.
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- 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
- còmhdhailScottish Gaelic
- אמנה, שיטה רשמית, מוסכמה, כנסHebrew
- conventie, bijeenkomst, praktijk, overeenkomstDutch
- ntsaago áłah aleehNavajo, Navaho
- tratat, convenție, întrunireRomanian
- договор, конвенция, собрание, съезд, конвент, соглашениеRussian
- antlaşma, âdet, toplantı, gelenek, kongre, kurultayTurkish
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