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con·ven·tion

convention

 
 
pronunciation:
kn ven shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a formal meeting where people discuss particular issues.
There is a convention for doctors this weekend.
synonyms:
meeting
similar words:
conference, congress, council
definition 2: a way of doing something that is accepted by most people.
It is a convention to say "You're welcome" when someone thanks you.
synonyms:
custom
similar words:
procedure, tradition
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