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Generally, convention means "coming together". The senses of physical meeting of people in one place, social norm, and formal agreement, are all derived from that sense.

The word may refer to:


Recorded since c. 1440, borrowed from Middle French convention, from Latin conventiō (“meeting, assembling; agreement, convention”), from conveniō (“come, gather or meet together, assemble”), from con- (“with, together”) + veniō (“come”).

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