What is convention?

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

Some articles on convention:

Minneapolis–Saint Paul - Politics
... Politics of Minnesota The Republican National Committee held their national nominating convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St ... host both the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2008 Republican National Convention ... They competed against Denver and New York to host the Democratic Convention, and against New York, Cleveland and Tampa to host the Republican Convention ...
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 ...
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès - Assemblies, Convention, and The Terror
... reappeared in the third national Assembly, known as the National Convention of the French Republic (September 1792 – September 1795) ...
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 ... the female counterparts of the Mattachine Society — and one of the convention highlights will be an address by Atty ...
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 ... trait 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 ...

More definitions of "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
  • (noun): A large formal assembly.
    Example: "Political convention"

Famous quotes containing the word convention:

    By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by
    convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.
    Democritus (c. 460–400 B.C.)

    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)

    “We’ll encounter opposition, won’t we, if we give women the same education that we give to men,” Socrates says to Galucon. “For then we’d have to let women ... exercise in the company of men. And we know how ridiculous that would seem.” ... Convention and habit are women’s enemies here, and reason their ally.
    Martha Nussbaum (b. 1947)