convention
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convention(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (conference)
a. el congreso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When we arrived at the convention, we realized that we had left Gerald at the hotel.Cuando llegamos al congreso, nos dimos cuenta de que habíamos dejado a Gerald en el hotel.
b. la convención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Comic-Con is an international convention for fans of comics, video games, and much more.La Comic-Con es una convención internacional para fans de los cómics, los videojuegos y mucho más.
2. (usual practice)
a. el convencionalismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She is a woman who does not like to go by conventions.Se trata de una mujer a la que no le gusta seguir los convencionalismos.
b. la convención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were certain workplace conventions I had to get used to when I moved to Germany.Había ciertas convenciones laborales a las que me tuve que acostumbrar cuando me mudé a Alemania.
c. la costumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Convention dictates that the bride should wear something blue, something borrowed, and so on.Según la costumbre, la novia debe llevar algo azul, algo prestado y demás.
3. (agreement)
a. el convenio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The nations who signed the convention agreed to reduce their carbon emissions by five percent.Las naciones que firmaron el convenio acordaron reducir sus emisiones de carbono un cinco por ciento.
b. la convención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This group has violated the recently approved human rights convention.Este grupo violó la convención de derechos humanos que acaba de aprobarse.
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convention
[kənˈvenʃən]
noun
1. congreso (m) (conference)
2. convención (f) convenio (m) (agreement)
3. convencionalismo (m) convención (f) (established practice)
  • to go against convention ir contra las convenciones
  • the convention is that… según la costumbre,…
CONVENTION En EE.UU. se denomina conventions a las reuniones cuatrienales que los dos grandes partidos americanos, el Demócrata y el Republi­cano, vienen celebrando desde 1832. En ellas se recaba apoyo para los candidatos en las elecciones presidenciales del otoño y se discuten las líneas generales de la campaña electoral que arranca con la celebración de la convention.
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
convention [kənˈvenʃən]
noun
1 (custom) convención (f)
you must follow convention hay que seguir los convencionalismos
2 (meeting) asamblea (f); congreso (m)
3 (agreement) convenio (m); convención (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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convention center
el centro de convenciones
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