convention

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Convention is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˌkənˈvɛnʃən/ or /ˈkɒnˌvɛnʃən/, SAMPA: /%k@n"vEnS@n/
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Noun[change]

Singular
convention

Plural
conventions

  1. A convention is a large meeting of a specific group or for a specific purpose.
    There's a doctor's convention in town this week and all the hotels are full.
    The garden show will be at the convention centre.
  2. A convention is an international agreement the controls how countries behave.
    This action goes against the European Convention on Human Rights.
    In my culture, a convention is to eat raw fish.
  3. (countable & uncountable) A convention is a particular way of acting or a particular belief of a group of people.
    By convention, people in North America drive on the right hand side of the road.
    There are a set of conventions that every member must observe.

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