Translation of "convention" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kənˈven.ʃən/ us /kənˈven.ʃən/

convention noun (MEETING)

C1 [ C ] a large formal meeting of people who do a particular job or have a similar interest, or a large meeting for a political party

the national Democratic convention 民主党全国大会
Where are they holding their party convention? 他们在哪里召开党员大会?

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convention noun (CUSTOM)

C1 [ C or U ] a usual or accepted way of behaving, especially in social situations, often following an old way of thinking or a custom in one particular society

They defied/flouted/broke with convention by giving up their jobs and becoming self-sufficient. 他们离经叛道,放弃了工作,开始过自给自足的生活。
Convention dictates that it is the man who asks the woman to marry him and not the other way round. 根据习俗,应由男人向女人求婚而不是反过来。
In many countries it is the/a convention to wear black at funerals. 在葬礼上穿黑色的衣服是许多国家的习俗。

[ C ] a common way of showing something in art or writing

an artistic convention 传统艺术手法

convention noun (AGREEMENT)

[ C ] a formal agreement between country leaders, politicians, and states on a matter that involves them all

the Geneva Convention 日内瓦公约
a convention on human rights 人权公约

(Translation of “convention” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)