convention


convention

noun

Definition of CONVENTION

1
a coming together of a number of persons for a specified purpose <attended a convention of mathematicians in California>
2
a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples <an international convention banning the spread of nuclear weapons>
3
an arrangement about action to be taken <the Geneva Convention details proper treatment of prisoners of war>
4
an inherited or established way of thinking, feeling, or doing <the bride decided to follow convention and to have her father give her away>

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