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convention

 
Noun convention has 5 senses
  1. convention - a large formal assembly; "political convention"
    --1 is a kind of
    meeting
    --1 has particulars: Constitutional Convention
  2. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula - 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"
    --2 is a kind of practice
    --2 has particulars: mores; code of conduct, code of behavior
  3. convention - (diplomacy) an international agreement
    --3 is a kind of
    treaty, pact, accord
    --3 has particulars: Chemical Weapons Convention; Geneva Convention
  4. conventionality, convention, conventionalism - orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
    --4 is a kind of orthodoxy
    --4 has particulars: ossification, conformity
  5. convention, convening - the act of convening
    --5 is a kind of assembly, assemblage, gathering
    Derived forms: verb convene1, verb convene2
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