Definition Of convention


a large meeting or conference, especially of members of a political party or a particular profession.

a convention of retail merchants

a way in which something is usually done, especially within a particular area or activity.

the woman who overturned so many conventions of children's literature

an agreement between countries covering particular matters, especially one less formal than a treaty.

You have been signing treaties, conventions and protocols for children but have never honoured them with genuine intention and political will.

an artificial bid by which a bidder tries to convey specific information about the hand to their partner.

Example Of convention

  • a convention of retail merchants

  • A national party convention of all these delegates then takes place in the summer to decide (in reality rubber stamp) the presidential candidate.

  • A participant in the drawing up of the constitution as a member of the constitutional convention , he now let loose a barrage of abuse against its opponents.

  • a Star Trek convention

  • A week later, the issue again overtook the convention .

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