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convention

noun [C] (MEETING)   /kənˈven·ʃən/
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 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
(Definition of convention noun (MEETING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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