What does convention mean?

Definitions for convention
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.

  2. conventionnoun

    A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates

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

  3. conventionnoun

    The convening of a formal meeting

  4. conventionnoun

    A formal agreement, contract or pact

  5. conventionnoun

    A treaty or supplement to such.

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

  6. conventionnoun

    A generally accepted principle, method or behaviour.

  7. 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

  2. Conventionverb

    general agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality

  3. Conventionverb

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

  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

  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

  6. 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. Craig Dunn:

    That’s where there’s the greatest prospect for danger, i don’t see Craig Dunn walking outside the convention with a Ohio Gov. John Kasich badge.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    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 that are involved in the convention need to respect that.

  3. Thorsten J. Pattberg:

    Yes, I am vulgar and fearless, and loudly indifferent to convention and limitation.

  4. Kevin Sheekey:

    As Aaron Pickrell did at Aaron Pickrell company and in government, Mike Bloomberg excels at bringing together the best teams to challenge convention and innovate, the impressive team we've built across the country will help us connect with voters and make Mike's case against President Donald Trump everywhere.

  5. David McCartney:

    We’re all humans. Most of us really love dogs, whether somebody’s traveling for a convention or a leisure traveler, I think they have an opportunity to fall in love with a dog no matter what setting they’re in or what their reason is for traveling to a hotel.

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Translations for convention

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  • اتفاقيةArabic
  • събрание, конвенция, конгрес, споразумениеBulgarian
  • convencióCatalan, Valencian
  • konvence, úmluva, sjezdCzech
  • Versammlung, Kongress, Vereinbarung, Sitte, Abkommen, Konvention, BrauchGerman
  • tratado, convenio, costumbre, convenciónSpanish
  • مجمع, اجلاس, عرف, توافق‌نامه, توافق, قرارداد, جلسه, معاهده, پیمانPersian
  • käytäntö, konventio, sopimus, kokoontuminen, edustajakokous, kokousFinnish
  • conventionFrench
  • còmhdhailScottish Gaelic
  • מוסכמה, אמנה, כנס, שיטה רשמיתHebrew
  • konvencióHungarian
  • convenzioneItalian
  • コンベンションJapanese
  • អនុសញ្ញាKhmer
  • konvensyenMalay
  • overeenkomst, praktijk, bijeenkomst, conventieDutch
  • ntsaago áłah aleehNavajo, Navaho
  • convençãoPortuguese
  • întrunire, convenție, tratatRomanian
  • конвент, съезд, соглашение, собрание, конвенция, договорRussian
  • kuvendAlbanian
  • pagpupulongTagalog
  • antlaşma, kurultay, kongre, gelenek, toplantı, âdetTurkish
  • конвенціяUkrainian
  • 习俗Chinese

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