• The Ursulaines' Convent
    The Ursulaines' Convent
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conventionalism orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
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Almost naked, foot-sore, heart-sore, he arrived at the convent gate Almost naked, foot-sore, heart-sore, he arrived at the convent gate
Convent of Nonnenwerth Convent of Nonnenwerth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chicago has hosted the most presidential conventions with 25. Fourteen have been Republican and 11 Democratic.
    • Conventionalism That which is received or established by convention or arbitrary agreement; that which is in accordance with the fashion, tradition, or usage. "All the artifice and conventionalism of life.""They gaze on all with dead, dim eyes, -- wrapped in conventionalisms , . . . simulating feelings according to a received standard."
    • Conventionalism (Fine Arts) The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See Conventionalize v. t.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first "Hello" badge used to identify guests and hosts at conventions, parties, etc. was traced back to September 1880. It was on that date that the first Telephone Operators Convention was held at Niagara Falls and the "Hello" badge was created for that event.
    • n conventionalism Adherence or the tendency to adhere to conventional usages, regulations, and precedents; conventionality; formalism.
    • n conventionalism That which is received or established by convention or agreement; a conventional phrase, form, ceremony, etc.; something depending on conventional rules and precepts.
    • n conventionalism In anthropology, the tendency of human activities to lose their significance in the course of the development of culture, and to become conventional.
    • n conventionalism In the fine arts, the tendency of realistic representations of animals, plants, and other natural forms to become more conventional; in the course of the development of decorative art, the tendency of realistic motives to change into geometrical forms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1968, a convention of beggars in Dacca, India, passed a resolution demanding that the minimum amount of alms be fixed at 15 paisa (three cents).
    • ns Conventionalism that which is established by tacit agreement, as a mode of speech, &c
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  • Bertrand Russell
    “Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.”
  • John Barrymore
    “Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    “The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.”
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    “How dwarfed against his manliness she sees the poor pretension, the wants, the aims, the follies, born of fashion and convention!”
  • Tom Stoppard
    “The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. convention-em. See Convene.


In literature:

Women also despised the claims of kindred and retired to convents where the elect were granted visions after long prayer and fasting.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
But the eastern men yielded and in 1835 a convention met in Raleigh.
"Expansion and Conflict" by William E. Dodd
Although there was no want of liberty in our convent, I was permitted even more than the rest of the monks.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
They called to see Colored men conduct a convention.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
The Constitutional Convention of 1829 at Richmond was one of the most important conventions in the history of the Virginia dissension.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
That every convent and monastery should pay a donative, proportionable to its riches and rents.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Under these circumstances the idea of a special convention to revise the Articles of Confederation grew in favor.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
We're only supposing such a thing as that now, because, conventionally, we are beginning modestly and tentatively.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Origin of Annapolis Convention, 1786.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Of the more distinguished members of the convention of 1821, James Tallmadge alone sat in the convention of 1846.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Republican Convention in St. Louis.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The inhabitants, after firing the convent and church, fled.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
In Virginia, it was by a popular convention of the whole Colony.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 1" by George Ticknor Curtis
The convention appears to have intended to establish a great principle, that contracts should be inviolable.
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge
The Convention, when fully organized, embraced a representation from all the States, with the single exception of Rhode Island.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
On motion of Mr. Bryant, of Saline, the Convention adjourned.
"Address to the People of the United States, together with the Proceedings and Resolutions of the Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri" by Unknown
One of his old brethren of the convent of Erfurt, the monk George Spenlein, was then in the convent of Memmingen.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
The entry of the proceedings of the Convention belonged to the Secretary as their impartial officer.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison
The Convention then adjourned to August 6, to enable the committee to 'prepare and report the Constitution.
"The Mystery of the Pinckney Draught" by Charles C. Nott
Article 7 of Convention V. and article 7 of Convention XIII.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim

In poetry:

Well I remember how on foot I climbed
The stony pathway leading to its gate;
Above, the convent bells for vespers chimed,
Below, the darkening town grew desolate.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
FAMILIAR grown, the fellow ready seemed,
To execute whate'er was proper deemed;
To serve the convent he was porter made,
And in their wishes nuns of course obeyed.
"The Picture" by Jean de La Fontaine
And then translated, in my convent cell,
Myself yet not myself, in dreams I lay,
And, as a monk who hears the matin bell,
Started from sleep;-- already it was day.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The nuns they came from the convent gate
By one, by two, by three;
They sang for the soul of a lady bright
Who died for the love of a traitor knight:
It was his own lady.
"The Weird Lady" by Charles Kingsley
He founded here his Convent and his Rule
Of prayer and work, and counted work as prayer;
The pen became a clarion, and his school
Flamed like a beacon in the midnight air.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One looks at the brilliant fires of Port Said,
As the Jews looked at the Promised Land;
Because one cannot go there; it is forbidden
— It seems — by the Convention of Venice
"Egypt–Port Said — En Route" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet

In news:

The convention will begin at 8 am Sunday and continue to noon Monday at the Red Lion, 2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco.
Melanie Coulson reports Tuesday from GTEC, Canada's government technology event at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
Renowned aviator Barrington Irving gave an inspiring message about aviation as a career to hundreds of middle and high school students from central Florida today at the NBAA Convention.
Website for publications produced by The Convention News Company, including Aviation International News, Business Jet Traveler, AINalerts (e-mail newsletter), aviation Convention News Daily Editions, and International Air Show Daily Editions.
Distribution of the 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association's Pilot's Guide to Avionics continues Oct 30-Nov. During the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Meeting & Convention.
This week's AEA convention drew plenty of new product announcements.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney, addresses the National Guard Association Convention in Reno, Nev.
File Photo The Michigan Supreme Court justices are nominated at partisan conventions - even though they're supposed to be non-partisan.
' Backroom dealing' not to blame for Utah convention controversy.
Music Rod Lott Fresh from performing for 2,500 people at Arlington Convention Center, Edmond native Brianna Gaither simultaneously will release and perform her sophomore album Saturday.
Associated Press Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses delegates after speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Karen Geronimo, a member of the Mescalero Apache tribe in town for the Democratic convention, knows what she wants from Elizabeth Warren, the Senate candidate from Massachusetts: a blood sample.
The game is scheduled for Wednesday night for the first time because President Barack Obama is set to address the Democratic National Convention on Sept 6.
A convention without corporate sponsors.
Xiros lubrication-free polymer ball bearings are designed to fill the gap where conventional ball bearing performance can be limited by parameters such as temperature, chemical or moisture exposure.

In science:

Since it is a Z2 -graded (Hopf ) algebra, different conventions can be chosen: the ones we choose are given below.
Twisted superYangians and their representations
However, the conventional asymptotic methods such as the averaging method or the method of the multiple-time scales may not be immediately applicable to discrete systems.
Random Wandering Around Homoclinic-like Manifolds in Symplectic Map Chain
Remark. A remark is in order about the relationship of the operator notations with the usual conventions for binary algebraic operations.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
We begin with a circle and use the conventional notation for polar coordinates: x = r cos φ and y = r sin φ.
Random Distance Distribution for Spherical Objects: General Theory and Applications to n-Dimensional Physics
We now introduce the following convention: Denote the component of p by (r, s).
$(\log t)^{2/3}$ law of the two dimensional asymmetric simple exclusion process
Notation Convention In general, we wil l not need to represent the isomorphism G ∼= bG as explicitly as stated above.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
Following our usual convention, we use additive notation for the ambient group A and multiplicative notation for the hidden quotient group Hϕ .
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
In the first half period (t < T /2) we have “conventional” wavepacket dynamics that we had studied in .
Quantum Irreversibility of Energy Spreading
Our conventions for the Ma jorana fermions are as follows: we choose the Ma jorana representation in which the fermions are real, i. e. Ψ†M = ΨT M (transpose here also includes the color indices to simplify the notation).
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
We can check that the action is real if we use the following complex conjugation convention for spinors, (ψξ )∗ = ξ ∗ψ ∗ .
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
This convention implies that the product of two real fermions is imaginary, and this is the reason for the extra factors of i in the action.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
The basic ideas of the quantization of free Weyl fermions and the underlying geometry is discussed in the paper of Bowick and Ra jeev , but we would like to expand on it and there are some differences in our conventions.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
We start our first theme: we use the same conventions as in the previous sections and our previous paper.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
III, ǫ(p, q ) = −sgn(p)δ [p − q ] (here the minus sign is crucial, in our previous works that was not important, but in the super case there is a prefered choice) and we also employ the product convention as before for example (F C )(p, s) = R [dq ]F (p, q )C (q , s).
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
The lensed AG, whose CB model parameters are entirely conventional, is shown in Fig. (6): the fit is fantastically good.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs