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- Created 2012-02-26
is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards,
, or criteria, often taking the form of a
Certain types of rules or customs may become
may be introduced to formalize or enforce the convention (for example, laws that define on which side of the
vehicles must be driven). In a
, a convention may retain the character of an "unwritten law" of custom (for example, the manner in which people greet each other, such as by shaking each other's hands).
s, numerical values (such as constants, quantities, or scales of measurement) are called conventional if they do not represent a measured property of nature, but originate in a convention, for example an average of many measurements, agreed between the scientists working with these values.
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