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  • noun
    A way in which something is usually done, especially within a particular area or activity. (the woman who overturned so many conventions of children's literature)
    An agreement between countries covering particular matters, especially one less formal than a treaty. (the convention, signed by the six states bordering on the Black Sea, aims to prevent further pollution)
    A large meeting or conference, especially of members of a political party or a particular profession. (a convention of retail merchants)
    An artificial bid by which a bidder tries to convey specific information about the hand to their partner. (B.J. Herbison's Playing Pinochle page describes a variation of Single Deck Pinochle, and a detailed set of suggested bidding conventions.)


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