Definition of Convention in English :

Define Convention in English

Convention meaning in English

Meaning of Convention in English

Pronunciation of Convention in English

Convention pronunciation in English

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1. convention

a large formal assembly

Example Sentences:
'political convention'

2. convention, formula, normal, pattern, rule

something regarded as a normative example

Example Sentences:
'the convention of not naming the main character'
'violence is the rule not the exception'
'his formula for impressing visitors'

3. convention

(diplomacy) an international agreement

4. convention, conventionalism, conventionality

orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

5. convening, convention

the act of convening

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of convention
a large formal assembly of a group with common interests, such as a political party or trade union
the persons attending such an assembly
2. US politics
an assembly of delegates of one party to select candidates for office
3. diplomacy
an international agreement second only to a treaty in formality
a telecommunications convention
any agreement, compact, or contract
the most widely accepted or established view of what is thought to be proper behaviour, good taste, etc
an accepted rule, usage, etc
a convention used by printers
7. Also called: conventional bridge
a bid or play not to be taken at its face value, which one's partner can interpret according to a prearranged bidding system

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see synonyms of convention
1.  Rare
a convening or being convened
an assembly, often periodical, of members or delegates, as of a political, social, professional, or religious group
the members or delegates at such an assembly
in the U.S., an official gathering of delegates of one party to select candidates for office, formulate party policies, etc.
an agreement between persons, nations, etc.
a copyright convention; the Geneva Convention
general agreement on the usages and practices of social life
bohemian revolt against convention
a customary practice, rule, method, etc.; usage
the soliloquy was an Elizabethan dramatic convention
b.  Cards
a bid or play understood by partners to have a special meaning when made by either of them

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of convention
a. A formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates, as of a political party, fraternal society, profession, or industry.
b. The body of persons attending such an assembly: called the convention to order.
2. An agreement between states, sides, or military forces, especially an international agreement dealing with a specific subject, such as the treatment of prisoners of war.
3. General agreement on or acceptance of certain practices or attitudes: By convention, north is at the top of most maps.
4. A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom: the convention of shaking hands.
5. A widely used and accepted device or technique, as in drama, literature, or painting: the theatrical convention of the aside.

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