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convention

noun
 
 
/kənˈvenʃən/
[C] MEETINGS a large, formal meeting of people who work in the same industry or belong to the same organization or profession: a convention of shopping center developershold/host a convention Madrid will host next year's convention.go to/attend a convention Over 2,000 people attended the convention in Philadelphia.
[C] GOVERNMENT an official agreement between governments that makes rules relating to a particular activity: convention on sth the European Convention on Human Rightssign/ratify a convention One hundred and twenty countries signed a convention banning the use of the pesticides.
[C or U] the accepted or traditional method of doing something, or an example of doing something in the traditional way: Bureaucracy and corporate convention can be an obstacle when facing new business challenges. Unwritten conventions do not have the same value as signed agreements.
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