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noun American English pronunciation: conviction /kənˈvɪkʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularconviction
pluralconvictions

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  1. 1
    [countable] a strong belief or opinion about something

    She holds deep religious convictions.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a decision by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime

    The conviction of three youths was later overturned by the Court of Appeals.

    She has a conviction for driving while intoxicated.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the feeling or appearance of being confident or very certain about something

    "Everything will be fine," she said, though without much conviction.

    The team's recent performances have lacked conviction.

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