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convention
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as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
  • She blamed her own stupid unconventional "eccentricity."
  • It strikes me you take Aglaya Ivanovna for some conventional boarding-school girl.

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  • Oh, no, he did not think of Aglaya as a boarding-school miss, or a young lady of the conventional type!

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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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  • In short, their attitude was not that which one would have expected in men who professed to despise all trivialities, all foolish mundane conventions, and indeed everything, except their own personal interests.

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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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