convention

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İngilizce - Türkçe
{i} gelenek, âdet
{i} kongre

Kongre merkezine daha yakın bir oda isterseniz lütfen bize bildirin. - If you'd prefer a room closer to the Convention Center, please let us know.

Ben genellikle eğlenmek için konser ya da kongrelere giderim. - I usually go to concerts or conventions for fun.

(Politika, Siyaset) sözleşme (uluslararası)
{i} adet
toplantı/görgü/anlaşma
töre
uylaşım
görenek
(Dilbilim) uzlaşma
(Ticaret) antlaşma
(Kanun) akit
toplantı

Onlar özel bir toplantıya çağırdılar. - They called a special convention.

toplama
anlaşma
eğilim
toplanma
(Askeri) SÖZLEŞME, MUKAVELE: Genel bir tatbikat maksadı güderek hukuki iktisadi kültürel ve teknik konularda akdedilmiş mutabakatlara denir
conventioneer delege
{i} düzen
kabul edilen düzen
{i} kongre; konvansiyon
{i} anlaşma, konvansiyon
ulaşım
(Avrupa Birliği) sözleşme

Bush Cenevre Sözleşmesi'ni asla ihlal etmedi. - Bush never violated the Geneva Convention.

Meksika, Cenevre Sözleşmesi'nde imza sahibi mi? - Is Mexico a signatory to the Geneva Convention?

(Hukuk) kurultay

Kurultay tekrar oylama yaptı. - The convention voted again.

(Gıda) konveksiyon
kuralına uygun
(Hukuk) gelenek
anane
uzlaşım
convent
{i} manastır

Kitap manastıra giren bir kadın hakkındadır. - The book is about a woman who enters a convent.

Mary birkaç ay manastırda yaşadı. - Mary lived in a convent for a few months.

convention hotel
(Turizm) toplantı oteli
convention of the constitution
(Politika, Siyaset) anayasa geleneği
convention refugee
(Politika, Siyaset) insani mülteci
convention refugee
(Politika, Siyaset) insani statüde mülteci
convention tourism
(Turizm) kongre turizmi
convention center
Kongre merkezi
convention centre
kongre merkezi
convention facilities
toplantı salonları
convention hall
toplantı odası
convent
{i} rahibelerin yaşadığı binalar
framework convention
(Politika, Siyaset) çerçeve sözleşmesi
framework convention
(Ticaret) çerçeve anlaşması
postal convention
(Ticaret) posta anlaşması
american baptist convention
amerikan vaftiz geleneği
geneva convention
cenevre anlaşması
naming convention
adlandırma kuralı
= see convention examination
= Görmek kongre muayene
Fourth Geneva Convention
Dördüncü Cenevre Sözleşmesi
Tea Party Convention
Çay Partisi Kongresi
annual convention
yıllık sözleşme
conventions
eğilimler
discussion; meeting; convention
tartışma, toplantı, kongre
epic convention
Kahramanlık hikâyelerinin, destanların nesilden nesile aktarılagelişi
geneva convention
Cenevre Sözleşmesi
opening price convention
açılış fiyatı anlaşması
stayman convention
Stayman kongre
1980 United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons; continuous carrier wave
(Askeri) 1980 Birleşmiş Milletler Konvansiyonel Silahlar Kongresi; süreki taşıyıcı dalgası
Biological Weapons Convention
(Askeri) Biyolojik Silahlar Sözleşmesi (BSS)
Chemical Weapons Convention; composite warfare commander
(Askeri) Kimyasal Silahlar Sözleşmesi (KSS); ortak muharebe komutanı
Geneva Convention
cenevre antlaşması
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
(Askeri) Gemilerin Denizde Sebep Olduğu Kirlenmeyi Önleme Uluslar Arası Sözleşmesi
accession to a convention
(Politika, Siyaset) sözleşmeye taraf olma
annual convention
yıllık toplantı
arrest convention
(Kanun) tutuklama konvansiyonu
climate change framework convention
(Avrupa Birliği) (CCFC) İklim Değişikliği Çerçeve Sözleşmesi (İDÇS)
convent
rahibelerin bulunduğu manastır
convent
rahibe manastır
convent
{i} kadınlar manastırı
conventions
(Ticaret) yapılagelişler
depreciation convention
(Ticaret) birikmiş amortisman
geneva convention
(Askeri) CENEVRE SÖZLEŞMESİ: Avrupa milletlerin 1949 da, aralarında akdettikleri ve sonradan üzerinde değişiklikler yaptıkları, harp esirlerine uygulanacak işlemlere ait kuralları tespit eden anlaşma
transboundary environmental impact assessment convention
(Avrupa Birliği) Sınıraşırı Çevresel Etki Değerlendirmesi Sözleşmesi
İngilizce - İngilizce
A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates

The EU installed an inter-institutional Convention to draft a European constitution.

A meeting or gathering

The convention was held in Geneva.

A treaty or supplement to such

The Vienna convention at the Vienna Congress (1814-15) standardized most of diplomatic conduct for generations.

A generally accepted principle, method or behaviour

The convention of driving on the right is reinforced by law.

A formal agreement, contract or pact
The convening of a formal meeting
{n} an assembly, meeting, temporary treaty, an assembly of representatives to form a constitution
1 A call that serves by partnership agreement to convey a meaning not necessarily related to the denomination named (for definition of conventional pass, see Law 30C) 2 Defender's play that serves to convey a meaning by agreement rather than inference
a formal agreement among governments
orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
A diocesan meeting (usually held annually) to elect officials, propose resolutions, and to pass laws to govern the diocesan body
{i} conference; treaty; agreement; routine, custom
Binding agreement between states; used synonymously with TREATY and COVENANT Conventions are stronger than DECLARATIONS because they are legally binding for governments that have signed them When the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY adopts a convention, it creates international norms and standards Once a convention is adopted by the UN General Assembly, MEMBER STATES can then RATIFY the convention, promising to uphold it Govern ments that violate the standards set forth in a convention can then be censured by the UN
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"
of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical
An official gathering of the delegates of one party to select candidates for office and formulate party policies (the party's platform) National party conventions are held during the summer before November presidential elections The presidential and vice-presidential candidates (the presidential ticket) are nominated by the delegates attending their party's national convention Delegates are from each of the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the various U S Territories
a meeting of a church body, as in a diocesan convention: "Tennessee is having its convention this weekend at St Marks " =The Diocese of Tennessee is gathering as a dicocese at St Marks church
the accepted way of doing things, for example, there are conventions in grammar, punctuation and spelling, which are generally accepted as the 'right' way to do things
a common way of doing something, such as a poetic form, or a common topic like the "carpe diem" or "ubi sunt" themes, or making lists (see catalogue verse), or a regularly-used figure of speech
1 A call that, by partnership agreement, conveys a meaning other than willingness to play in the denomination named (or in the last denomination named), or high-card strength or length (three cards or more) there However, an agreement as to overall strength does not make a call a convention 2 Defender's play that serves to convey a meaning by agreement rather than inference
A large {assembly} of Jehovah's people, combining congregations from a number of {circuits} International conventions include small groups of {delegates} and some individual travelers from countries outside the country of the convention's location <<The Watch Tower Society has sponsored annual two and three day conventions for Jehovah's people throughout the world for many years >>
In art, literature, or the theatre, a convention is a traditional method or style. the stylistic conventions of Egyptian art
traditional practises in opera related either to the treatment of the music, or to the stagecraft, based on custom or practicality It is sometimes thought of in opposition to naturalism
A generally accepted method or behaviour
(From Latin convenire: "to come together ") Legally binding agreement between states sponsored by an international organization
written legal agreement between countries
A legally binding agreement, often among many parties Convention
the act of convening
A convention is an official agreement between countries or groups of people. the UN convention on climate change. the Geneva convention
the act of convening 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"
A formal assembly or meeting Every four years the Democratic and Republican parties hold conventions to nominate their candidates for President and Vice-President, but there are all sorts of conventions held for all sorts of reasons and organizations There is usually some kind of convention going on in Cleveland all the time
a large formal assembly; "political convention"
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
to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II
A document usually developed by an industry, sometimes by a company, which describes the selected subset of a standard and the way data will be used by the industry or company EDI trading community
= custom
A meeting, at state or national level, of "delegates" from a political party These delegates vote for the person they want their party to nominate for political office The nominated candidate will then compete in the general election with the candidates of other parties, and against any independent candidates, not endorsed by a political party In modern U S presidential politics, "convention" usually refers to the national conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties, held every four years, during the Summer before the general election (which is held in November) These conventions, which include delegates from all states of the Union, the District of Columbia, and U S territories, formally nominate the presidential candidate For more detail, see documents on The Nominating Process
`Filing by the Convention' means obeying the rules established by the 1883 Paris Convention This usually has the connotation of filing foreign applications within 12 months of the priority date application
an established practice, technique or device (Arts)
(diplomacy) an international agreement a large formal assembly; "political convention
Binding agreement between states; used synonymously with Treaty and Covenant Conventions are stronger than Declarations because they are legally binding for governments that have signed them When the UN General Assembly adopts a convention, it creates international norms and standards Once a convention is adopted by the UN General Assembly, Member States can then Ratify the convention, promising to uphold it Governments that violate the standards set forth in a convention can then be censured by the UN
A theatrical custom that the audience accepts without thinking, such as "when the curtain comes down, the play is over " Each period and culture develops its own dramatic conventions, which playwrights may either accept or violate
indicates that the item identified in _item_related related_name differs from the defined item only in terms of a convention in its expression
A technique, practice, or procedure that is established by usage and widely accepted
formal agreement, often involving different countries
The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition
An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, as the assembly which restored Charles II
accepted practice in written language
(diplomacy) an international agreement
A meeting or a gathering
General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality
A convention is a way of behaving that is considered to be correct or polite by most people in a society. It's just a social convention that men don't wear skirts Despite her wish to defy convention, she had become pregnant and married at
A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp
A convention is a large meeting of an organization or political group. the annual convention of the Society of Professional Journalists. the Republican convention. = conference. Annapolis Convention Constitutional Convention Gastein Convention of Hartford Convention Montreux Convention Nashville Convention National Convention Convention Nationale political convention Convention on Biological Diversity Seneca Falls Convention Bern Convention International Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
con
con-
convention bump
The rise in support (as shown in surveys) a presidential candidate receives after the national party convention
convention state
any of the Indian feudal states which, during the time of the British Empire, used overprinted Indian stamps valid for postage outside the state
Convention of Gastein
(Aug. 20, 1865) Agreement between Austria and Prussia following their seizure of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein from Denmark in 1864. The pact provided that Prussia was to administer Schleswig, Austria was to administer Holstein, and the emperor of Austria and the king of Prussia were to be sovereign over the duchies. Both duchies were admitted to the Zollverein. Joint administration led to disputes that ended with Austria's defeat and exclusion from Germany in 1866. See also Schleswig-Holstein Question
convention center
large building where assemblies and conferences and events are held
convention hall
large hall where assemblies and large conferences are held
Constitutional Convention
the meeting of representatives in 1787 in Philadelphia that led to the writing of the Constitution of the United States. (May-September 1787) Assembly that drafted the Constitution of the United States. All states but Rhode Island sent delegates in response to a call by the Annapolis Convention for a meeting in Philadelphia to amend the Articles of Confederation. The delegates decided to replace the Articles with a document that strengthened the federal government. An important issue was the apportioning of legislative representation. Two plans were presented: the Virginia plan, favoured by the large states, apportioned representatives by population or wealth; the New Jersey plan, favoured by the small states, provided for equal representation for each state. A compromise established the bicameral Congress to ensure both equal and proportional representation. The document was approved on September 17 and sent to the states for ratification
constitutional convention
the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
constitutional convention
accepted procedure in a parliament; unofficial norm in a legislature
constitutional convention
A large meeting, reprenting all states, which is called to hear proposals for amendments to the Constitution It can be used to refer specifically to the body of men who wrote the original U S Constitution That convention was attended by delegates from all the original thirteen states, except Rhode Island Today a constitutional convention of delegaes from all the fifty states could be called by Congress to propose amendments to the U S Constitution
constitutional convention
Meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives in the House Chamber to consider and vote on proposed constitutional amendments The procedure is governed by special rules adopted by both branches
constitutional convention
An assemblage convened for the purpose of writing or rewriting a Constitution
constitutional convention
an unwritten rule or practice, or an established custom, relating to the operation of a constitution a meeting called to consider or draw up a constitution
Geneva Convention
An international treaty which defines the required treatment for prisoners of war by their captors
Warsaw Convention
An international treaty (full title: Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, Signed at Warsaw on 12 October 1929) signed in Warsaw in 1929, covering international air travel, including such topics as ticketing, cargo and liability
convent
A gathering of people lasting several days which come from different regions of a country or even the world for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected
convent
A religious community whose members, (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows
convent
The buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives
day count convention
A convention on how interest accrues over time for a variety of investments, including bonds, notes, loans, medium-term notes, swaps, and FRAs
naming convention
A collection of rules followed by a set of names which allow users to deduce useful information, based on the names' character sequence and knowledge of the rules followed; such as Manhattan's East-West streets being called "Streets" and its North-South streets being called "Avenues"
national convention
A meeting of the major figures in a political party to outline a party platform, set party rules, select a nominee for president as well as rally supporters
pictorial convention
A widely used or accepted device or technique for the portrayal of a subject in art. An artistic convention
convent
{n} a religious house, nunnery, monastery
convent
{v} to call before a judge, to summon
accrual accounting convention
(Pazarlama) An accounting system that tries to match the recognition of revenues earned with the expenses incurred in generating those revenues. It ignores the timing of the cash flows associated with revenues and expenses
democratic national convention
The Democratic National Convention is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years administered by the Democratic National Committee of the United States Democratic Party. As a national affair, the meeting is attended by delegates from all fifty U.S. states as well as delegates from American dependencies and territories such as Puerto Rico. Like the Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Convention marks the formal end of the primary election period and the start of the general election season
stayman convention
(Oyunlar) In the card game contract bridge, Stayman is a convention used to find a 4-4 trump fit in a major suit after the 1NT opening bid. It can also be modified for use after an opening 2NT, 3NT (strong) or a 1NT overcall
Annapolis Convention
(September 1786) Meeting in Annapolis, Md. , U.S., that caused the convening of the Constitutional Convention. Delegates from five states gathered to discuss problems in maritime commerce but found they could not solve them without making changes to the Articles of Confederation. They issued a call to all states to meet in Philadelphia in 1787 to resolve the difficulties
Bern Convention
officially International Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works International agreement adopted in Bern, Switz. , in 1886 to protect copyrights on an international basis. It was modified several times throughout the 20th century. Its signatories constitute the Bern Copyright Union. Each member country grants the authors of other member countries the same rights that its laws grant its own nationals. Protected works include every kind of literary, scientific, and artistic production, regardless of mode of expression, including paintings, sculptures, architectural plans, and musical arrangements. Copyright is now protected for 70 years after the creator's death
Democratic National Convention
convention of the Democratic party which is held every fours years for the purpose of nominating the party's candidates for President and Vice President
European Convention on Human Rights
an official agreement signed by the UK and most other European countries, in which they promise to allow every citizen their human rights, such as the right to be free, to express their political opinions, and to be treated fairly. If someone thinks that one of these countries is breaking this agreement, they can officially complain to the European Human Rights Commission. If they are still not satisfied, they can take their case to a special court called the European Court of Human Rights
Framework Convention on Climate Change
FCCC, UNFCCC, international environmental treaty establish during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development which took place in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro with a purpose to reduce discharge of greenhouse gas as to fight global warming
GATT Convention
assembly of the countries who have signed the GATT agreement (General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade)
Geneva Convention
agreements that were signed in Geneva which set rules on how to deal with victims of war
Geneva Convention
One of a series of agreements first formulated at an international convention held in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1864, establishing rules for the treatment of prisoners of war, the sick, and the wounded. a set of agreements that establish rules for how people should be treated during wars, especially if they are wounded or taken prisoner. The Geneva Convention was first written in Geneva, Switzerland, in the 19th century and was accepted by most countries. It has been changed several times at later international meetings
Hague Convention
agreement signed in the Hague which determines regulations for the use of force and for conflict resolution by peaceful methods
Hartford Convention
(Dec. 5, 1814-Jan. 5, 1815) Secret meeting of Federalist Party delegates from New England states who opposed the War of 1812. It adopted a strong states'-rights position in opposition to the mercantile policies of Pres. James Madison and the Embargo Act of 1807 and other measures that prohibited trade with Britain and France. News of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on Dec. 24, 1814, which ended the war, discredited the nascent separatist movement at the convention and weakened Federalist influence
Montreux Convention
(1936) Agreement concerning the Dardanelles strait. In response to Turkey's request to refortify the area, the signers of the Treaty of Lausanne and others met in Montreux, Switz., and agreed to return the zone to Turkish military control. The convention allowed Turkey to close the straits to all warships when it was at war and to permit merchant ships free passage. See also Straits Question
Nashville Convention
(1850) Two-session meeting of proslavery U.S. Southerners. In 1849 Mississippi held a convention at the urging of John C. Calhoun, calling for all slaveholding states to send delegates to Nashville, Tenn., to form a united front against perceived Northern aggression. Delegates from nine Southern states met in June 1850; though extremists favoured secession, moderate Whigs and Democrats prevailed. The group adopted 28 resolutions defending slavery but was willing to allow an extension to the Pacific of the boundary established in the Missouri Compromise. After the Compromise of 1850, a smaller group of delegates met in November; dominated by extremists, it denounced the compromise and called again for secession
National Convention
French Convention Nationale Governing assembly (1792-95) of the French Revolution. Comprising 749 deputies elected after the overthrow of the monarchy (1792), it sought to provide a new constitution for France. The struggle between the radical Montagnards and the moderate Girondins dominated the Convention until the Girondins were purged in 1793. The democratic constitution already approved by the Convention was not put into effect while the Montagnards controlled the assembly (1793-94). After the Thermidorian Reaction (1794), the balance of power in the Convention was held by members of the Plain. The Girondins were recalled, and the Constitution of 1795 was approved for the Directory regime that replaced the Convention
Palestinian convention
pact between various Palestinian and Arab groups that (until recently) ruled out the right of Israel to exist and currently still works towards setting up a Palestinian State (in the past: instead of Israel)
Republican National Convention
convention of the Republican party which is held every fours years for the purpose of nominating the party's candidates for President and Vice President
Seneca Falls Convention
(July 19-20, 1848) Assembly held at Seneca Falls, N.Y., that launched the U.S. woman suffrage movement. Initiated by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (who lived in Seneca Falls) and Lucretia Mott, the meeting was attended by more than 200 people, including 40 men. The group passed the Declaration of Sentiments, a list of grievances and demands modeled on the Declaration of Independence that called on women to organize and petition for their rights. A controversial demand for the right to vote passed by a narrow margin
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFCCC, FCCC, international environmental treaty establish during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development which took place in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro with a purpose to reduce discharge of greenhouse gas as to fight global warming
american baptist convention
an association of Northern Baptists
annual convention
yearly gathering, yearly assembly, yearly meeting
breach of convention
violation of an agreement
chemical weapons convention
a global treaty banning the production or acquisition of stockpiling or transfer of use of chemical weapons
convent
a disciplined spiritual residential community for women; similar to a monastery Near Sewanee, St Mary's is a convent for the Sisters of the Community of St Mary
convent
A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery
convent
{i} group of nuns; home for nuns
convent
a religious residence especially for nuns a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
convent
The residence or home where the members of a Religious community of Sisters live
convent
ional mortgage: Mortgage not FHA insured or guaranteed by the VA, so-called because it is the most popular home financing method
convent
A coming together; a meeting
convent
a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
convent
A convent is a building in which a community of nuns live. a building or set of buildings where nuns live convent school (covent, from conventus , from convenire; CONVENIENT)
convent
To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene
convent
a monastic community of men or women
convent
To meet together; to concur
convent
To be convenient; to serve
convent
a religious residence especially for nuns
convent
An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns
conventions
recurrent techniques, practices, or devices followed by writers that reflect the time a writer lived in and which was acceptable to the cultural expectations of the public
conventions
A set of formatting or stylistic standards that apply to a specific document or online Help file
conventions
standard or traditional ways of saying things in literary works, employed to achieve certain expected effects Close Window
conventions
– the use of standard written English
conventions
the generally accepted standards of (written) language including grammar, spelling, punctuation, language usage, capitalization, legibility, sentence structure and paragraphing; a collection of accepted knowledge
conventions
the rules governing the method of fencing for each weapon
conventions
The rules governing fencing for a specific weapon
conventions
In a literary sense, established "codes" of basic principles and procedures for types of works that are recurrent in literature The prevailing conventions of their time strongly influence writers to select content, forms, style, diction, etc , which is acceptable to the cultural expectations of the public Sidelight: A knowledge of conventions, particularly from an historical aspect, aids the reader in the understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of literary works, particularly poems following the classical pastoral and epic conventions Sidelight: Conventions can change over time Their very existence fosters the emergence of originality and serves as a comparative measure and contrast to new concepts
conventions
in media content, certain distinctive, standardized style elements of individual genres
conventions
Commonly accepted rules of edited American English (e g , spelling, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and variation in sentence structure)
conventions
The Conventions/Munits h (Minos units) header defines a namespace in which a number of conversion factors are given
conventions
Conventions are the mechanical correctness of the piece-spelling, grammar and usage, paragraphing (indenting at the appropriate spots), use of capitals, and punctuation Writing that is strong in conventions has been proofread and edited with care Handwriting and neatness are not part of this trait Since this trait has so many pieces to it, it's almost a holistic trait within an analytic system As you assess a piece for convention, ask yourself: "How much work would a copy editor need to do to prepare the piece for publication?" This will keep all of the elements in conventions equally in play Conventions is the only trait where we make specific grade level accommodations
conventions
Method of operating a computer You can use pointing devices, such as a "Mouse" or the keyboard
conventions
Plural of convention
conventions
Use of standard written English
conventions
(con·ven·tion) Pronunciation: k&n-'ven-ch&n Function: noun : a custom or a way of acting or doing things that is widely accepted and followed <the conventions of punctuation>
conventions
Conventions are bidding methods that partners have agreed upon before the session Conventions may or may not be natural bids Many conventions are artificial bids, implying hand strength or suit length
conventions
Norms that describe how to act in everyday life
geneva convention
an agreement concerning the treatment of prisoners of war
international convention
international pact; assembly of delegates from different nations
mass convention
large gathering of people
national convention
conference in which people or representatives from throughout a particular nation gather to debate (or vote, etc.) on a particular issue
political convention
or party conference In politics, a meeting of members of a political party at the local, state, or national level to select party leaders and candidates for office and to determine party policy. During presidential election years in the U.S., the main parties hold conventions that serve to showcase their presidential and vice presidential candidates and to boost the morale of party members for the campaigns that follow. Conventions were instituted in the U.S. in the 1830s to replace the often exclusive and secretive caucus system; it was hoped that the conventions' openness would make them less vulnerable to control by party bosses. Most candidates for political office at all levels in the U.S. are now nominated through primary elections, and the conventions merely ratify the candidates already selected by the voters. Political parties in other countries (e.g., Great Britain) often hold annual party conferences
southern baptist convention
an association of Southern Baptists
war convention
war treaty, war pact
convention