Translation of "convention" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kənˈven.ʃən/ us

I a large formal meeting of people who do a particular job or have a similar interest, or a large meeting for a political party

the national Democratic convention
Where are they holding their party convention?

a usual or accepted way of behaving, especially in social situations, often following an old way of thinking or a custom in one particular society

convenciones, costumbre
They defied/flouted/broke with convention by giving up their jobs and becoming self-sufficient.
Convention dictates that it is the man who asks the woman to marry him and not the other way round.
In many countries it is the/a convention to wear black at funerals.

a common way of showing something in art or writing

an artistic convention

a formal agreement between country leaders, politicians, and states on a matter that involves them all

the Geneva Convention
a convention on human rights

(Translation of “convention” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /kənˈvenʃən/

a way of behaving that has become usual; (an) established custom

Shaking hands when meeting people is a normal convention in many countries
He does not care about convention.

in the United States a meeting of delegates from a political party for nominating a presidential candidate

the Republican National Convention.

an assembly of people of a particular profession etc

convención, congreso
She gave the keynote speech at a national convention of ecologists.
conventional adjective

(opposite unconventional) according to the accepted standards etc; not outrageous or eccentric

conventional dress
the more conventional forms of art.
conventionality /-ˈnӕ-/ noun

the conventionality of the linguistic means of expression.

(Translation of “convention” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)