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conventions, plural;
  1. A way in which something is usually done, esp. within a particular area or activity
    • - the woman who overturned so many conventions of children's literature
  2. Behavior that is considered acceptable or polite to most members of a society
    • - he was an upholder of convention and correct form
    • - social conventions
  3. An artificial bid by which a bidder tries to convey specific information about the hand to their partner

  4. An agreement between countries covering particular matters, esp. one less formal than a treaty

  5. A large meeting or conference, esp. of members of a political party or a particular profession
    • - a convention of retail merchants
  6. (in the US) An assembly of the delegates of a political party to select candidates for office

  7. An organized meeting of enthusiasts for a television program, movie, or literary genre
    • - a Star Trek convention
  8. A body set up by agreement to deal with a particular issue
    • - the convention is a UN body responsible for the regulation of sea dumping

  1. a large formal assembly; "political convention"
  2. 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"
  3. (diplomacy) an international agreement
  4. conventionality: orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
  5. the act of convening
  6. Bridge conventions are systems of calls that have a specific meaning during an auction in the game of bridge. The calls in a convention may be "natural" (that is, may show a certain length of the named suit) or "artificial" (not showing the named suit).
  7. The following is an episode list for the Fox television sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. The show ran for seven seasons from 2000 to 2006 with 151 episodes produced.
  8. A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest. The most common conventions are based upon industry, profession, and fandom. ...
  9. A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms or criteria, often taking the form of a custom.
  10. Convention is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 15th arrondissement.
  11. During the French Revolution, the National Convention or Convention, in France, comprised the constitutional and legislative assembly which sat from 20 September 1792 to 26 October 1795 (the 4th of Brumaire of the year IV under the French Republican Calendar adopted by the Convention). ...
  12. A meeting or gathering; A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates; The convening of a formal meeting; A formal agreement, contract or pact; A treaty or supplement to such; A generally accepted principle, method or behaviour
  13. (conventions) rules of standard English usage, capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling
  14. (conventions) The rules governing fencing for a specific weapon.
  15. (conventions) the common features of a form.
  16. (CONVENTIONS) In a literary sense, established "codes" of basic principles and procedures for types of works that are recurrent in literature. The prevailing conventions of their time strongly influence writers to select content, forms, style, diction, etc. ...
  17. (Conventions) (using correct spelling, especially of mathematic vocabulary words from their research)
  18. (Conventions) 1856 (Philadelphia) · 1860 (Chicago) · 1864 (Baltimore) · 1868 (Chicago) · 1872 (Philadelphia) · 1876 (Cincinnati) · 1880 (Chicago) · 1884 (Chicago) · 1888 (Chicago) · 1892 (Minneapolis) · 1896 (Saint Louis) · 1900 (Philadelphia) · 1904 (Chicago) · 1908 (Chicago) · 1912 (Chicago) · ...
  19. (Conventions) Accepted practices or rules in the use of written or oral language.
  20. (Conventions) Form of international treaty by which labour standards are set by the International Labour Organization, subject to ratification by its member countries or; assemblies of union delegates which meet to act upon basic union policies.
  21. (Conventions) Method of operating a computer.  You can use pointing devices, such as a "Mouse" or the keyboard.
  22. (Conventions) The things that make poetry different than prose. The things frequently seen in poetry, especially in classical poetry; any generally accepted feature of style or subject matter derived from past usage or custom. ...
  23. (Conventions) The typical way in which something is done; the ‘rules’ of a certain genre or form. For example, rock stars are hyper sexual and have exaggerating dance moves.
  24. (Conventions) The widely accepted practices in English punctuation, grammar, usage, and spelling that are taught in schools and employed by educated speakers and writers.
  25. (Conventions) These are customs or traditions which guide the accountant while preparing financial statements..