Definition of Convention

1. Noun. A large formal assembly. "Political convention"

Generic synonyms: Group Meeting, Meeting
Specialized synonyms: Constitutional Convention
Derivative terms: Conventioneer

2. Noun. Something regarded as a normative example. "His formula for impressing visitors"
Exact synonyms: Formula, Normal, Pattern, Rule
Generic synonyms: Practice
Specialized synonyms: Mores, Code Of Behavior, Code Of Conduct, Universal
Derivative terms: Formularize

3. Noun. (diplomacy) an international agreement.
Generic synonyms: Accord, Pact, Treaty
Specialized synonyms: Chemical Weapons Convention, Geneva Convention
Category relationships: Diplomacy, Diplomatic Negotiations

4. Noun. Orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional.
Exact synonyms: Conventionalism, Conventionality
Generic synonyms: Orthodoxy
Specialized synonyms: Conformity, Ossification
Attributes: Conventional, Unconventional
Derivative terms: Conventional
Antonyms: Unconventionality

5. Noun. The act of convening.
Exact synonyms: Convening
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Assembly, Gathering
Derivative terms: Convene, Convene, Convene, Convene

Definition of Convention

1. n. The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.

Definition of Convention

1. Noun. A meeting or gathering. ¹

2. Noun. A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates ¹

3. Noun. The convening of a formal meeting ¹

4. Noun. A formal agreement, contract or pact ¹

5. Noun. (international law) A treaty or supplement to such. ¹

6. Noun. A generally accepted principle, method or behaviour. ¹

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Definition of Convention

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convention

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Literary usage of Convention

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"Resolved, That the preceding Constitution be laid before the United States in Congress assembled, and that it is the opinion of this convention that it ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"convention was to meet amidst widespread doubt and distrust without, ... Forty-two were present at the close of the convention; and, of these, thirty-nine ..."

3. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1910)
"ARBITRATION convention BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND HAITI.1 Signed at Washington, January 7, 1909; Ratified by the President, March 1, 1909; Proclaimed, ..."

4. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"Democrats at Cincinnati recommended Lewis Cass, and asked for a meeting of the National convention in their city in the spring of 1844. f Democratic ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"Act at Berne, November 13, 1908; the official title of this Act, which took effect September 9, 1908, is "Revised Berne convention for the Protection of ..."

6. Life and Writings of Thomas Paine by Thomas Paine, Daniel Edwin Wheeler (1908)
"APPEAL TO THE convention REPRESENTATIVES: If I should not express myself with ... But before I proceed further, I request the convention to observe: that ..."

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