1. convention

noun. ['kənˈvɛnʃən'] something regarded as a normative example.


  • practice
  • code of conduct
  • code of behavior
  • formula
  • normal
  • universal
  • rule
  • mores


  • parallel
  • oblique
  • noncomprehensive
  • particular

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Rhymes with Convention

  • misapprehension
  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • contention
  • retention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • attention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

How do you pronounce convention?

Pronounce convention as kənˈvɛnʃən.

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Sentences with convention

1. Verb, base form
But what can convention goers actually expect when they slink through the doors?

2. Noun, singular or mass
This would include expenses incurred while attending a teachers' convention, for example.

Quotes about convention

1. We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.
- T.S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party

2. Inevitably it follows that anyone with an independent mind must become 'one who resists or opposes an authority or established convention': a rebel. ...And if enough people come to agree with—and follow—the REBEL, we now have a DEVIL. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have ... GREATNESS.
- Nicholas Tharcher, Rebels and Devils: The Psychology of Liberation

3. What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money ... but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth ... In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are "coins"for real things.
- Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

2. convention

noun. ['kənˈvɛnʃən'] a large formal assembly.


  • meeting
  • group meeting


  • yin
  • originality
  • orthodox

3. convention

noun. ['kənˈvɛnʃən'] the act of convening.


  • assemblage
  • convening
  • assembly


  • inactivity
  • disagree
  • abnormal
  • nonstandard

4. convention

noun. ['kənˈvɛnʃən'] orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional.


  • orthodoxy
  • conventionality
  • conformity
  • unconventional
  • conventional
  • conventionalism


  • unconventionality
  • unconventional
  • conventional
  • abnormality

5. convention

noun. ['kənˈvɛnʃən'] (diplomacy) an international agreement.


  • treaty
  • pact


  • unadaptable
  • specific
  • misconception