1 a large formal assembly; "political convention"
2 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" [syn: normal, pattern, rule, formula]
3 (diplomacy) an international agreement
4 orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional [syn: conventionality, conventionalism] [ant: unconventionality]
5 the act of convening [syn: convening]
- /ˌkənˈvɛnʃən/|/ˈkɒnˌvɛnʃən/ /%k@n"vEnS@n/|/"kQn%vEnS@n/ a UK
Usage notesOften with "by", by convention.
a meeting or a gathering
A protocol; a preferred method of accomplishing a task
- Political meeting:
- La convention sur l'avenir de l'Europe.
- standardisation choice:
- Par convention, le courant va du plus vers le moins.
parliament: three English
Parliaments, of 1399, 1660 and 1689: "A parliament
which does not derive its authority or legitimacy from an existing
or previously enacted parliamentary action or process".
- National Convention, of the French Revolution
- Convention (meeting), a large meeting
- Convention (norm), a set of agreed, stipulated or generally accepted social norms, norms, standards or criteria
- Treaty, treaties, international agreements, protocols, covenants, conventions, etc.
- Convention (bridge), in the game of contract bridge
- The Conventioneers
- Convention (novel), by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II.
- "The Convention", an episode of the television series The Office.
- Jehovah's Witnesses Convention
convention in Czech: Konvent
convention in German: Konvent
convention in Spanish: Convención
convention in French: Convention
convention in Indonesian: Konvensi
convention in Italian: Convenzione
convention in Lithuanian: Konvencija
convention in Japanese: コンベンション
convention in Polish: Konwent
convention in Portuguese: Convenção
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