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as in: to convene Define
a large conference or meeting
  • The cardinals are convened in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Nowadays, most insiders already knew who was favored to become Pope well before conclave convened, so the process was more of a three— or four-hour ritual than an actual election.

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  • As he arrived, it seemed everyone convened at once-Olivetti, Rocher, the camerlegno, Vittoria, and a handful of guards.

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  • She is at the convention in Las Vegas.
  • Hotel rooms are expensive that week because so many people are attending a big convention.

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as in: conventional behavior Define
something regarded as normal or typical
  • You can kiss conventional jets good-bye.
  • I think I’d prefer a conventional jet.

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  • A ten milligram sample-the volume of a grain of sand-is hypothesized to hold as much energy as about two hundred metric tons of conventional rocket fuel.
  • When a button was pressed, the motorized door would kick into gear and make the conventional half rotation before grinding to a halt-a standard procedure to preserve the integrity of the inner atmosphere.

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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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