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convention
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Childhood's End
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as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
  • But Jan would have to be cautious, for the request he was going to make was, to say the least of it, somewhat unconventional.
  • George could understand the way in which, if seen from a distance by ignorant, terrified savages, the Overlords could be mistaken for winged men, and so could have given rise, to the conventional portrait of the Devil.

  • There are no more uses of "convention" identified with this meaning in the book.

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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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