convention convention  /kən ˈvɛn ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a large formal assembly
  2. (n) something regarded as a normative example
  3. (n) (diplomacy) an international agreement
  4. (n) orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
  5. (n) the act of convening

Usage(s):

  1. IT was the 36th time that the Democrats met in convention since Andrew Jackson first called the faithful to Baltimore in 1832.
  2. A new PTI poll finds little shift in voters preferences following orange alerts, Democratic convention.

News

  1. Southern Baptist Convention supports resolution to sever ties with Boy Scouts

    The Southern Baptist Convention supports severing ties with Boy Scouts over the recent decision to include openly-gay boys into scouts
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Houston

  2. Texas: Southern Baptist Convention Re-elects Leader

    The Southern Baptist Convention re-elected the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. as the denomination’s president at its annual meeting Tuesday in Houston.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Convention Authority Chief Ralenkotter Gets 8 Percent Raise

    Rossi Ralenkotter's annual raise was approved Tuesday by the board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. At its meeting Tuesday, the board unanimously approved salary increases for Ralenkotter, president and CEO, and Luke Puschnig,
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Quotes

  1. "I must now stand aside, for our party and our country," Mr. Romney told conservatives. "If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Mitt Romney Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "There is no doubt in anyone's mind that this is Barack Obama's convention," Clinton told reporters early in the day.
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Mr Clegg said that he would also be supporting their stance, adding: "Convention is that political leaders, party leaders, do not talk about the Speaker. My view is that it is exactly that culture of unwritten conventions, unspoken rules and nods...
    on May 17, 2009 By: Nick Clegg Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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