Pronunciation: /kənˈvɛn ʃən/ ?

A convention is an accepted usage.[1] 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.


  1. convention. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08).

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