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convention
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The Great Gatsby
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as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
  • I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustreless moon.

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  • It was once conventional wisdom that the earth was flat.
  • In most countries, the convention is to shake the head to indicate "no", but in Bulgaria that indicates "yes".

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as in: to convene Define
a large conference or meeting
as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
as in: The Geneva Convention Define
a written international agreement
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