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noun convention pronunciation in American English /kənˈvenʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a meeting that a lot of people belonging to a particular profession or organization go to in order to discuss things

    Chicago was chosen as the site for an international crime convention.

    the convention of the National Organization for Women

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a way of behaving that is generally accepted as being normal and right

    the rules and conventions of the House of Representatives

    She rebelled against convention and refused to marry.

    1. a.
      a way of writing, painting, etc. that is accepted as the usual or right way

      the conventions of Greek architecture

      Her later novels abandon the narrative conventions of 19th-century fiction.

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