What is convention?

  • (noun): (diplomacy) an international agreement.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on convention:

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès - Assemblies, Convention, and The Terror
... in the third national Assembly, known as the National Convention of the French Republic (September 1792 – September 1795) ...
Minneapolis–Saint Paul - Politics
... See also Politics of Minnesota The Republican National Committee held their national nominating convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St ... bids to host both the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2008 Republican National Convention ... Previously, Minneapolis was host to the 1892 Republican National Convention ...
Georges Danton - Fall of The Girondists
... The Convention was wasting time and force in vindictive factional recriminations, while the country was in crisis ... of 31 May 1793 and 2 June 1793, which ended in the purge of the Convention and the proscription of the Girondists ... of factious perversity in the Girondists, he had openly cried out in the midst of the Convention, that if he could only find a hundred men, they would ...
69th World Science Fiction Convention
... The 69th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Renovation, was held in Reno, Nevada, August 17–21, 2011, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC) ... The convention committee was chaired by Patty Wells ...
Daughters Of Bilitis - History - Methods - National Convention
... In 1960, the DOB held their first convention in San Francisco, which was so successful that they held one every two years until 1968 ... Press releases announcing the convention were sent to local radio and newspapers, prompting the San Francisco Chronicle to direct a jab at Russell Wolden and ... of the Mattachine Society — and one of the convention highlights will be an address by Atty ...

More definitions of "convention":

  • (noun): A large formal assembly.
    Example: "Political convention"
  • (noun): Something regarded as a normative example.
    Example: "The convention of not naming the main character"
    Synonyms: normal, pattern, rule, formula
  • (noun): The act of convening.
    Synonyms: convening

Famous quotes containing the word convention:

    Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.
    —United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989.

    Every one knows about the young man who falls in love with the chorus-girl because she can kick his hat off, and his sister’s friends can’t or won’t. But the youth who marries her, expecting that all her departures from convention will be as agile or as delightful to him as that, is still the classic example of folly.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
    Northrop Frye (b. 1912)