What is Convention?

The word convention can mean one of two things. First, there is convention that means a large, formal gathering of people with the same interests or agenda, e.g. The Shriners Convention, The Star Trek Convention or the conventions held by political parties. Convention can also means a norm or standard that is followed by a people, e.g. it is a convention to shake hands when meeting people for the first time. It is not a law, but a custom or the norm. To find more information click here: