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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh n-ven-shuh n]
    • /kənˈvɛn ʃən/
    • /kənˈvenʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh n-ven-shuh n]
    • /kənˈvɛn ʃən/

Definitions of convention word

  • variable noun convention A convention is a way of behaving that is considered to be correct or polite by most people in a society. 3
  • countable noun convention In art, literature, or the theatre, a convention is a traditional method or style. 3
  • countable noun convention A convention is an official agreement between countries or groups of people. 3
  • countable noun convention A convention is a large meeting of an organization or political group. 3
  • noun convention a large formal assembly of a group with common interests, such as a political party or trade union 3
  • noun convention the persons attending such an assembly 3

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Origin of convention

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English convencio(u)n (< Middle French) < Latin conventiōn- (stem of conventiō) agreement, literally, a coming together. See convene, -tion

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Parts of speech for Convention


convention popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

convention usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for convention

noun convention

  • meeting — an assembly, as of persons and hounds for a hunt or swimmers or runners for a race or series of races: a track meet.
  • show — to cause or allow to be seen; exhibit; display.
  • confab — A confab is an informal, private conversation.
  • assembly — An assembly is a large group of people who meet regularly to make decisions or laws for a particular region or country.
  • congress — Congress is the elected group of politicians that is responsible for making the law in the United States. It consists of two parts: the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Antonyms for convention

noun convention

  • strangeness — the quality or condition of being strange.
  • discord — lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.
  • disagreement — the act, state, or fact of disagreeing.

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