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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·ven·tion /kənˈvɛn(t)ʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 習慣; 慣例; 協定

From: Network Terminology

 規約 約定 慣例

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·ven·tion n.
 1. The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.
    The conventions or associations of several particles of matter into bodies of any certain denomination.   --Boyle.
 2. General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality.
 There are thousands now
 Such women, but convention beats them down.   --Tennyson.
 3. A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.
    He set himself to the making of good laws in a grand convention of his nobles.   --Sir R. Baker.
    A convention of delegates from all the States, to meet in Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of reserving the federal system, and correcting its defects.   --W. Irving.
 4. Eng. Hist An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II.
    Our gratitude is due . . . to the Long Parliament, to the Convention, and to William of Orange.   --Macaulay.
 5. An agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments.
    This convention, I think from my soul, is nothing but a stipulation for national ignominy; a truce without a suspension of hostilities.   --Ld. Chatham.
    The convention with the State of Georgia has been ratified by their Legislature.   --T. Jefferson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a large formal assembly; "political convention"
      2: something regarded as a normative example; "the convention
         of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule
         not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
         [syn: normal, pattern, rule, formula]
      3: (diplomacy) an international agreement
      4: orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional [syn: conventionality,
          conventionalism] [ant: unconventionality]
      5: the act of convening [syn: convening]