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convention

noun  us   /kənˈven·ʃən/

convention noun (CUSTOM)

[C/U] a way of doing something or appearing that is considered usual and correct: [C] literary conventions [U] He flouted convention by wearing sneakers with his tuxedo. grammar [C/U] The accepted rules and practice of spelling, writing, and punctuation are conventions.

convention noun (MEETING)

[C] a large meeting of a group of people who are involved in the same type of work or who have similar interests: the Dairy Association’s annual convention a convention of travel agents a Star Trek convention politics & government [C] A political convention is a meeting of a political party, esp. to choose someone to represent it in an election for a public office: the Democratic/Republican national convention

convention noun (AGREEMENT)

politics & government, world history [C] a formal agreement between countries: the Geneva Conventions the United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea
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