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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 or gathering where people discuss shared interests.
There is a convention for motorcycle owners this weekend.
synonyms:
assembly, gathering, meeting
similar words:
conference, congregation, congress, council
definition 2: a practice or way of doing something that is accepted by most people; custom.
It is a convention to begin a letter with the word "dear."
synonyms:
custom, practice
similar words:
etiquette, procedure, tradition
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