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Dictionary definition for: Convention

1. (n) a large formal assembly; "political convention"

2. (n) something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character" "violence is the rule not the exception" "his formula for impressing visitors"

3. (n) (diplomacy) an international agreement

4. (n) orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

5. (n) the act of convening

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