Pronunciation: /kənˈvɛn ʃən/ Explain

A convention is an accepted usage. Another way to put it is that a convention is the way things are usually done.

For example, by convention, mathematicians write polynomials with the highest degree term to the lowest degree term going left to right: 6x3 - 2x2 + 3x - 1.

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McAdams, David E. Convention. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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1/20/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
3/25/2008: Changed More Information to match current standard. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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