Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) A convention is a large meeting of a specific group or for a specific purpose. (noun) A convention is an international agreement the controls how countries behave. (noun) A convention is a particular way of acting or a particular belief of a group of people.

Examples: (noun) There’s a doctor’s convention in town this week and all the hotels are full. (noun) In my culture, a convention is to eat raw fish. (noun) This action goes against the European Convention on Human Rights. (noun) There are a set of conventions that every member must observe. (noun) By convention, people in North America drive on the right hand side of the road.

Synonyms: nouns: custom, habit. pact, treaty, agreement. meeting, conference.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 A