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Synonyms for convention
kənˈvɛn ʃəncon·ven·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. convention

    Company, from the Latin cum, with, and panis, bread, denotes primarily the association of those who eat at a common table, or the persons so associated, table-companions, messmates, friends, and hence is widely extended to include any association of those united permanently or temporarily, for business, pleasure, festivity, travel, etc., or by sorrow, misfortune, or wrong; company may denote an indefinite number (ordinarily more than two), but less than a multitude; in the military sense a company is a limited and definite number of men; company implies more unity of feeling and purpose than crowd, and is a less formal and more familiar word than assemblage or assembly. An assemblage may be of persons or of objects; an assembly is always of persons. An assemblage is promiscuous and unorganized; an assembly is organized and united in some common purpose. A conclave is a secret assembly. A convocation is an assembly called by authority for a special purpose; the term convention suggests less dependence upon any superior authority or summons. A group is small in number and distinct in outline, clearly marked off from all else in space or time. Collection, crowd, gathering, group, and multitude have the unorganized and promiscuous character of the assemblage; the other terms come under the general idea of assembly. Congregation is now almost exclusively religious; meeting is often so used, but is less restricted, as we may speak of a meeting of armed men. Gathering refers to a coming together, commonly of numbers, from far and near; as, the gathering of the Scottish clans.

    assemblage, assembly, collection, company, conclave, concourse, conference, congregation, convocation, crowd, gathering, group, host, meeting, multitude, throng

    dispersion, loneliness, privacy, retirement, seclusion, solitude

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. convention

    assemblage, meeting, gathering, conference, cabinet, convocation, congress, session, synod, treaty, compact

    recess, non-convention, dissolution, prorogation, promise, understanding, word, parole

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conventionnoun

    a large formal assembly

    "political convention"

    conventionality, pattern, conventionalism, convening, normal, rule, formula

  2. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formulanoun

    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"

    form, expression, ruler, practice, regulation, radiation diagram, formula, dominion, principle, rule, figure, approach pattern, chemical formula, linguistic rule, shape, radiation pattern, prescript, blueprint, traffic pattern, conventionalism, conventionality, recipe, pattern, convening, design, normal

  3. conventionnoun

    (diplomacy) an international agreement

    conventionality, pattern, conventionalism, convening, normal, rule, formula

  4. conventionality, convention, conventionalismnoun

    orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

    rule, normal, convening, pattern, formula, conventionality, conventionalism

  5. convention, conveningnoun

    the act of convening

    rule, normal, convening, pattern, formula, conventionality, conventionalism

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conventionnoun

    assembly, meeting, CONVOCATION

  2. conventionnoun

    contract, compact, agreement, stipulation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conventionnoun

    custom, usage, conventionality, assembly, convocation, congress, diet, synod, council

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  1. Dianne Piagentini:

    He’s doing it for votes, he did it right before the Democratic convention.

  2. Jeff Roe:

    There's going to be ebbs and flows to this campaign, this campaign is going through (the last primary elections on June 7 and likely to the convention.

  3. Abraham Lincoln:

    The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.

  4. Najibur Rahman:

    Later we informed our foreign ministry and he was released on Friday under the Vienna Convention.

  5. Michael Knowles:

    No matter how you improve this, it's still fundamentally wrong and violates our convention mandate.

Translations for convention

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  • اتفاقيةArabic
  • събрание, конвенция, конгрес, споразумениеBulgarian
  • convencióCatalan, Valencian
  • konvence, úmluva, sjezdCzech
  • Versammlung, Kongress, Vereinbarung, Sitte, Abkommen, Konvention, BrauchGerman
  • tratado, convenio, costumbre, convenciónSpanish
  • مجمع, اجلاس, عرف, توافق‌نامه, توافق, قرارداد, جلسه, معاهده, پیمانPersian
  • käytäntö, konventio, sopimus, kokoontuminen, edustajakokous, kokousFinnish
  • conventionFrench
  • còmhdhailScottish Gaelic
  • מוסכמה, אמנה, כנס, שיטה רשמיתHebrew
  • konvencióHungarian
  • convenzioneItalian
  • コンベンションJapanese
  • អនុសញ្ញាKhmer
  • konvensyenMalay
  • overeenkomst, praktijk, bijeenkomst, conventieDutch
  • ntsaago áłah aleehNavajo, Navaho
  • convençãoPortuguese
  • întrunire, convenție, tratatRomanian
  • конвент, съезд, соглашение, собрание, конвенция, договорRussian
  • kuvendAlbanian
  • pagpupulongTagalog
  • antlaşma, kurultay, kongre, gelenek, toplantı, âdetTurkish
  • конвенціяUkrainian
  • 习俗Chinese

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