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conventions

noun
plural of convention

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1 a coming together of a number of persons for a specified purpose
  • attended a convention of mathematicians in California

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2 a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples
  • an international convention banning the spread of nuclear weapons

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3 an arrangement about action to be taken
  • the Geneva Convention details proper treatment of prisoners of war

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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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“Conventions.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conventions. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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