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convention

US [kənˈvenʃ(ə)n]
UK [kən'venʃ(ə)n]
  • n.习俗;惯例;协定;常规
  • Web大会;会议;公约
Plural Form:conventions  
CONVENTION
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n.
1.
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习俗;常规;惯例the way in which sth is done that most people in a society expect and consider to be polite or the right way to do it
social conventions
社会习俗
By convention the deputy leader was always a woman.
按惯例,这一领导职务的副职总是由女性担任。
She is a young woman who enjoys flouting conventions.
她是一位喜欢无视传统习俗的年轻女子。
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[c]
(从业者、政党成员等的)大会,集会a large meeting of the members of a profession, a political party, etc.
to hold a convention
召开大会
the Democratic Party Convention(= to elect a candidate for president)
民主党代表大会(选出总统候选人)
3.
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(国家或首脑间的)公约,协定,协议an official agreement between countries or leaders
the Geneva convention
日内瓦公约
the United Nations convention on the rights of the child
联合国儿童权利公约
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(文学、艺术或戏剧的)传统手法,传统风格a traditional method or style in literature, art or the theatre
the conventions of Greek tragedy
希腊悲剧的传统手法

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