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Pronunciation:  kun'venshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of convening
  2. [n]  orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  (diplomacy) an international agreement
  5. [n]  a large formal assembly; "political convention"

CONVENTION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: convening, conventionalism, conventionality, formula, normal, pattern, rule
 Antonyms: unconventionality
 See Also: accord, assemblage, assembly, code of behavior, code of conduct, conformity, Constitutional Convention, gathering, Geneva convention, meeting, mores, orthodoxy, ossification, pact, practice, treaty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*ven"tion\, n. [L. conventio: cf. F. convention.
See {Convene}, v. i.]
1. The act of coming together; the state of being together;
   union; coalition.

         The conventions or associations of several particles
         of matter into bodies of any certain denomination.

2. General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage;

         There are thousands now Such women, but convention
         beats them down.                      --Tennyson.

3. A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or
   representatives, to accomplish some specific object, --
   civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.

         He set himself to the making of good laws in a grand
         convention of his nobles.             --Sir R.

         A convention of delegates from all the States, to
         meet in Philadelphia, for the sole and express
         purpose of reserving the federal system, and
         correcting its defects.               --W. Irving.

4. (Eng. Hist) An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or
   estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as
   the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and
   that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James

         Our gratitude is due . . . to the Long Parliament,
         to the Convention, and to William of Orange.

5. An agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary
   to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders
   of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or
   between states; also, a formal agreement between
   governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention
   between two governments.

         This convention, I think from my soul, is nothing
         but a stipulation for national ignominy; a truce
         without a suspension of hostilities.  --Ld. Chatham.

         The convention with the State of Georgia has been
         ratified by their Legislature.        --T.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are at a convention, represents your need for contact and communication. You need to keep in mind that the choices you make with effect those around you. Don't be hesitant in getting them involved in your decision making. The dream is also a metaphor for bring various aspects of yourself together. Consider the type of convention for additional clues as to what may be lacking in your life.
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