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convention

con·ven·tion

convention

 
pronunciation:
kn ven shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a formal meeting or assembly called together to discuss or pursue common interests.
Members of the medical association will be having their convention in Chicago next month.We saw some fabulous exhibits at the convention and heard some interesting speakers.
synonyms:
assemblage, assembly, gathering, meeting
similar words:
caucus, conference, congregation, congress, convocation, council, powwow, synod
definition 2: the delegates or members of such a meeting or assembly.
He addressed the convention in a confident tone.
synonyms:
delegates, representatives
similar words:
conferees, congregation
definition 3: a practice or procedure that is established by usage and widely accepted; custom.
She rebelled against the conventions of society in those days by wearing trousers and smoking.It is one of the conventions of letter writing in English to begin the greeting with "Dear."
synonyms:
conventionality, custom, formality, practice
similar words:
etiquette, habit, order, orthodoxy, procedure, propriety, protocol, rite, tradition
definition 4: an international agreement or compact, usu. one concerned with a particular subject or issue.
Treatment of the prisoners was in accord with the Geneva Conventions.
synonyms:
accord, agreement, compact, pact
similar words:
alliance, concordat, contract, covenant, treaty
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Word Parts
The word convention contains the following part:
veni, vent, ven, -vene Latin root that means to come