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English definition of “convention”

convention

noun (CUSTOM)    /kənˈven.ʃən/
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. Convention dictates that it is the man who asks the woman to marry him and not the reverse. In many countries it is the/a convention to wear black at funerals.Custom, tradition and conformity [C] a common way of showing something in art or writing: an artistic conventionWays of achieving things
(Definition of convention noun (CUSTOM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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