Convention

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.

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  1. convention. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=convention&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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Convention. 2010-01-20. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/convention.html.

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2010-01-20: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
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