Definition of 'convention'
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There are two journalistic conventions when it comes to sports writing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He seems determined to defy the conventions of a tragic ending. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are protected creatures under international convention. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What do you expect from the upcoming party conventions? Christianity Today (2000)Yet in menswear we are wedded to convention in a way womenswear is not. Times, Sunday Times (2014)People in no way adhere to regular social conventions online. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was general agreement that the previously unpublished conventions should become explicit and public. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)In a good year these conventions might produce one signing of note. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Language changes and some conventions are discarded. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The evidence was visible at the party conventions and campaign rallies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The possibility of building an international convention centre in the heart of the capital has also been resurrected. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They lived in the depths of distant forests and held an annual convention near Chartres. On the Trail of Merlin - a guide to the Celtic mystery tradition (1991)This is merely a polite convention, not an aesthetic issue. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The two sides were unable to reach agreement at a convention in Montreal last month. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For its forthcoming annual convention the IoD has drafted a couple of celebs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Getting on a bus, tube or train on the way to a convention can be funny. The Sun (2013)They have to compromise, follow regulations and recognise social conventions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Peers were being urged last night to defy convention and vote against the Bill during its second reading. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For years it has clung doggedly to established practices and conventions, some of which pass no scrutiny by modern society. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If enough users of English adopt different conventions, those agreements will be superseded. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Actually, there is a third journalistic convention when it comes to sports writing, which is that it is possible to make sense of sport. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'convention'
British English: convention NOUN
A convention is a way of behaving that is considered to be correct or polite by most people in a society.
It's just a social convention that men don't wear skirts.
Definition of convention from the Collins English Dictionary
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