HyperDic: convention

English > 5 senses of the word convention:
NOUNgroupconventiona large formal assembly
cognitionconvention, normal, pattern, rule, formulasomething regarded as a normative example
communicationconvention(diplomacy) an international agreement
attributeconvention, conventionality, conventionalismorthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
actconvention, conveningthe act of convening
convention > pronunciation
Soundskahnveh'nshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > convention: 5 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA large formal assembly.
Example"political convention"
NarrowerConstitutional ConventionThe convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
Broadermeeting, group meetingA formally arranged gathering
Spanishcongreso, convención
Catalancongrés, convenció
Nounsconventioneersomeone who attends a convention
English > convention: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething regarded as a normative example.
Example"the convention of not naming the main character"
Synonymsnormal, pattern, rule, formula
Narrowercode of conduct, code of behaviorA set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group
mores(sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
universalA behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings
Broaderpracticeknowledge of how something is usually done
Spanishconvención, fórmula, modelo, normal, norma, patrón, pauta, regla
Catalanconvenció, fórmula, normal, norma, pauta, regla
English > convention: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(diplomacy) an international agreement.
Categorydiplomacy, diplomatic negotiationsnegotiation between nations
InstancesChemical Weapons ConventionA global treaty banning the production / production or acquisition or stockpiling or transfer or use of chemical weapons
Geneva ConventionAn agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime
Broadertreaty, pact, accordA written agreement between two states or sovereigns
Spanishconvención, convenio
Catalanconvenció
English > convention: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningorthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional.
Synonymsconventionality, conventionalism
AttributesconventionalFollowing accepted customs and proprieties
unconventionalnot conforming to accepted rules or standards
Narrowerossification, conformityhardened conventionality
BroaderorthodoxyThe quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
Oppositeunconventionalityunorthodoxy by virtue of being unconventional
Spanishconvencionalidad, convencionalismo, convención, formalismo
Catalanconvenció, convencionalisme, formalisme
English > convention: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of convening.
Synonymconvening
Broaderassembly, assemblage, gatheringThe social act of assembling
Spanishcongreso, convención
Catalancongrés, convenció
Verbsconvenecall together
convenemeet formally

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