Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun convention

5 senses of convention

Sense 1
convention -- (a large formal assembly; "political convention")
       => meeting, group meeting -- (a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson")

Sense 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")
       => practice -- (knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner")

Sense 3
convention -- ((diplomacy) an international agreement)
       => treaty, pact, accord -- (a written agreement between two states or sovereigns)

Sense 4
conventionality, convention, conventionalism -- (orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional)
       => orthodoxy -- (the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion))

Sense 5
convention, convening -- (the act of convening)
       => assembly, assemblage, gathering -- (the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly")

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