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convention

[ kuhn-ven-shuhn ]
/ kənˈvɛn ʃən /
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Origin of convention

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English convencio(u)n “formal meeting,” from Middle French convencion “meeting, agreement, covenant,” and Latin conventiōn- (stem of conventiō ) “assembly, agreement,” literally, “a coming together”; see convene, -tion

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1. Convention, assembly, conference, convocation name meetings for particular purposes. Convention usually suggests a meeting of delegates representing political, church, social, or fraternal organizations. Assembly usually implies a meeting for a settled or customary purpose, as for discussion, legislation, or participation in a social function. Conference suggests a meeting for consultation and discussion about business or professional problems. Convocation denotes a (church) assembly, the members of which have been summoned for a special purpose; chapel services at some colleges are called convocations.

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British Dictionary definitions for convention

convention
/ (kənˈvɛnʃən) /

noun

Word Origin for convention

C15: from Latin conventiō an assembling, agreeing
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