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This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
David Brinkley

Meaning of "convention" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONVENTION

From Latin conventiō an assembling, agreeing.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONVENTION

convention  [kənˈvɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONVENTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Convention is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONVENTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Convention

Convention may refer to: ▪ Treaty, an agreement in international law ▪ Convention, a large gathering of people who share a common interest ▪ Political convention, a formal gathering of people for political purposes ▪ Fan convention, a gathering of fans of a particular media property or genre ▪ Convention, a custom or tradition, a standard of presentation or conduct ▪ Bridge convention, a term in the game of bridge ▪ "The Convention" ▪ "Convention"...

Definition of convention in the English dictionary

The first definition of convention in the dictionary is a large formal assembly of a group with common interests, such as a political party or trade union. Other definition of convention is the persons attending such an assembly. Convention is also an assembly of delegates of one party to select candidates for office.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONVENTION


ascension
əˈsɛnʃən
attention
əˈtɛnʃən
chemoprevention
ˌkiːməʊprɪˈvɛnʃən
dimension
dɪˈmɛnʃən
extension
ɪkˈstɛnʃən
intention
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
intervention
ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃən
invention
ɪnˈvɛnʃən
mention
ˈmɛnʃən
nonintervention
ˌnɒnɪntəˈvɛnʃən
obvention
ɒbˈvɛnʃən
pension
ˈpɛnʃən
preconvention
ˌpriːkənˈvɛnʃən
prevention
prɪˈvɛnʃən
reinvention
ˌriːɪnˈvɛnʃən
retention
rɪˈtɛnʃən
subvention
səbˈvɛnʃən
supervention
ˌsuːpəˈvɛnʃən
suspension
səˈspɛnʃən
tension
ˈtɛnʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONVENTION

conventicler
convention centre
conventional
Conventional Forces in Europe
conventional medicine
conventional weapons
conventional wisdom
conventionalisation
conventionalise
conventionalism
conventionalist
conventionalities
conventionality
conventionalization
conventionalize
conventionally
conventionary
conventioneer
conventioner
conventionist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONVENTION

abstention
accident prevention
accreditation
armed intervention
bone of contention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
contention
contravention
crime prevention
detention
dissention
distention
fire prevention
Geneva Convention
honourable mention
inattention
indention
National Convention
obtention
political convention
selective attention

Synonyms and antonyms of convention in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONVENTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «convention» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of convention

Translation of «convention» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONVENTION

Find out the translation of convention to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of convention from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «convention» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

习俗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

convención
570 millions of speakers

English

convention
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सम्मेलन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اتفاقية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конвенция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

convenção
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সম্মেলন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

convention
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Konvensyen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Konvention
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

慣習
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

관습
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konvènsi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாநாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परंपरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kongre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

convenzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Konwencja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Конвенція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

convenție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύμβαση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konvensie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konvention
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konvensjonen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of convention

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENTION»

The term «convention» is very widely used and occupies the 6.273 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «convention» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «convention» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about convention

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONVENTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word convention.
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David Axelrod
Our party is - we don't have the problems that the other party has. We're not divided. We don't have to worry about, you know, what people are saying on the side or about their affection for the president or - we don't have those problems and we don't have the reinvention convention.
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Willow Bay
New forms of media - first movies, then television, talk radio and now the Internet - tend to challenge traditional codes of conduct. They flout convention, shake up the status quo and sometimes provoke outrage.
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Nicolas Berggruen
California is a place of invention, a place of courage, a place of vision, a place of the future. People who made California what it is were willing to take risks, think outside convention and build.
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Michael Beschloss
So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960's, part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week.
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Michael Beschloss
So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system, Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected by all those people who had worked with him in Washington.
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Hans Blix
On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way.
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David Brinkley
This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
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Blair Brown
I've always read a lot of sci-fi. When my son was younger, I actually went to a 'Star Trek' convention.
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Ralph Brown
I've been to a few conventions, you know, when the tax man knocks at the door and the 'Star Wars' convention people say: 'Do you want to come and sign some autographs?'
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Jane Byrne
Chicago kept industry, attracted new business, became the center for convention trade and transportation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONVENTION»

Discover the use of convention in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to convention and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Convention: A Philosophical Study
This book is of central importance to philosophers, linguists, social scientists, legal theorists, and anyone interested in the role of convention in the function of social behavior and language.
David Lewis, 2008
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The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the law of treaties based on the interplay between the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and customary international law.
Enzo Cannizzaro, 2011
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Guide to the Application of the Paris Convention for the ...
The Guide, after briefly sketching the history and the principal rules of the Paris Convention, comments upon each of its articles and paragraphs separately, dealing in a very simple manner with the principal questions relating to the ...
‎1968
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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With ...
This collection of essays examines these developments from the global, European and Scandinavian perspectives and the challenge of transposing its provisions into national law.
Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir, Gerard Quinn, 2009
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Cases, Materials, and Commentary on the European Convention ...
The third edition of the extraordinarily comprehensive Cases, Materials and Commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights' provides students with an invaluable guide to the key jurisprudence of the European Court, as well as ...
Alastair Mowbray, 2012
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A Practitioner's Guide to the European Convention on Human ...
This is a practical, analytical guide to case law under the European Convention. It shows the type of case which is usually successful, those cases which have failed, and those which have not yet been raised, but could be successful.
Karen Reid, 2011
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A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights ...
4. Rest and leisure.
Sharon Detrick, 1999
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The Genocide Convention: An International Law Analysis
The work also discusses individual suits against states for genocide and, finally, explores the utility of genocide as a legal concept.
John B. Quigley, 2006
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Commentary on the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
The 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, regulating treaties between States, lies at the heart of international law.
Mark Eugen Villiger, 2009
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Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: A Commentary
The texts are uniformly structured: (I) Purpose and Function of the Article, (II) Historical Background and Negotiating History, and (III) Elements of the Article.
Oliver Dörr, Kirsten Schmalenbach, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONVENTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term convention is used in the context of the following news items.
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Queensland's LNP Women abandons abortion policy push at …
A motion regarding administration of pain relief to foetuses will no longer be discussed at the Queensland LNP convention. Photograph: Peter ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
What Comic-Con Wants from the Convention Center
Comic-Con's growing pains have helped fuel downtown boosters' years-long push for a Convention Center expansion. Yet Comic-Con's been ... «Voice of San Diego, Jul 15»
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Share “Council OKs negotiations for convention...”
While competition among landowners could moderate the asking price for land, the convention center's architect disclosed estimated ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
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PHL: UN convention doesn't recognize China's historic rights
The Philippine official also stressed that Beijing's “historic rights” are not recognized under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
5
Waco settles convention center lawsuit for $600000
A contractor that was nearly a year late finishing the renovation of the Waco Convention Center won $600,000 in a settlement with the city of ... «Waco Tribune-Herald, Jul 15»
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Oregon Convention Center Plans Ambitious Rooftop Solar Array
This summer, the Oregon Convention Center in Portland will install what is anticipated to be the largest array of solar panels atop a convention ... «Meetings & Conventions, Jul 15»
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Recommendation to Mayor Curry: Create new or expanded …
The attention on the convention center is among the recommendations being drafted by the Economic Development Subcommittee, which is ... «Florida Times-Union, Jul 15»
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Diversity mandate lifts city's profile
The fate of the South Boston convention center expansion and its new hotel may be up in the air, but one thing should not be: the project's ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
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Katie Couric added to lineup at VidCon online video convention in …
This year's conference, which runs July 23-25, will expand into five floors of the Anaheim Convention Center, twice as much space as VidCon ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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My Little Pony convention comes to Southport
According to the official My Little Convention site Barnstorm Trooper, a multi-talented cosplayer, voice actor and dramatist, who is a part of the ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Convention [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/convention>. Mar 2020 ».
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