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English noun: convention

1. convention (group) a large formal assembly


SamplesPolitical convention.


Broader (hypernym)group meeting, meeting


Narrower (hyponym)Constitutional Convention

2. convention (cognition) something regarded as a normative example


SamplesThe convention of not naming the main character.
Violence is the rule not the exception.
His formula for impressing visitors.


Synonymsformula, normal, pattern, rule


Broader (hypernym)practice


Narrower (hyponym)code of behavior, code of conduct, mores, universal

3. convention (communication) (diplomacy) an international agreement


Broader (hypernym)accord, pact, treaty


Instance hyponymChemical Weapons Convention, Geneva Convention


Domain categorydiplomacy, diplomatic negotiations

4. convention (attribute) orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional


Synonymsconventionalism, conventionality


Broader (hypernym)orthodoxy


Narrower (hyponym)conformity, ossification


Attributeconventional, unconventional


Antonymsunconventionality

5. convention (act) the act of convening


Synonymsconvening


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, assembly, gathering









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