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.

    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. Melania Trump:

    The statement comes after Melania Trump campaign officials repeatedly denied plagiarism charges a day earlier, and downplayed the controversy over the strikingly similar passages. The similarities were noticed shortly after Melania's otherwise well-received speech, and the controversy dogged the Melania Trump campaign for much of the convention's second day. Even ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski urged his replacement, Paul Manafort, to find out who was responsible. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage In Melania Trump statement, though, McIver -- who also co-authored Melania Trump : How to Get Rich with Melania Trump -- said Melania Trump offered Melania Trump resignation to Melania Trump and his family, but they rejected it. Melania Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences, Melania Trump said. I apologize for the confusion and hysteria my mistake has caused. Even as the campaign put out the statement, Melania Trump complained on Twitter about how much attention the issue was getting from the media. The remarks came toward the beginning of Melania Trump's speech, which was otherwise distinct from the address that Michelle Obama gave when Michelle Obama husband, then-Sen. Michelle Obama, was being nominated for president. From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.

  2. Roy Cooper:

    It is OK for political conventions to be political but pandemic response can not be, already we have been in talks with the RNC about the kind of convention that they would need to run and the kind of options that we need on the table. ... We want to see from the RNC what their plans are, and we have asked them to submit those plans to our public health officials.

  3. Tom Perez:

    The Democratic Party is committed to organizing everywhere and holding the convention in mid-July allows us to continue our work doing exactly that, my priority is to ensure that the 2020 nominating process is the most open, fair, transparent and inclusive in our party's history.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general a delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day (tomorrow) honoring him.

  5. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    I think we're going to go to a convention -- which is really an extension of the political process -- and when we get there, the delegates are going to think about two things: No. 1, who can win in the fall? And I was glad to hear Lindsey (Graham) say 'Kasich's the best general election candidate' because I don't think the other two can win, and secondly -- now this is a crazy idea -- who actually could be president of the United States and do a good job? When the delegates think about that, I think we will do very well and we will go to the convention with momentum.

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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

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. incumbent
    • B. ectomorphic
    • C. proprietary
    • D. eminent

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