something that is generally believed; prudence.
the ideas, opinions, or understanding that are considered to be generally accepted by the public
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A widely held belief on which most people act. For example, According to conventional wisdom, an incumbent nearly always wins more votes than a new candidate. This term was invented by John Kenneth Galbraith, who used it in The Affluent Society (1958) to describe economic ideas that are familiar, predictable, and therefore accepted by the general public. Today it is used in any context where public opinion has considerable influence on the course of events.
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noun 1. a large civic building or group of buildings designed for conventions, industrial shows, and the like, having large unobstructed exhibit areas and often including conference rooms, hotel accommodations, restaurants, and other facilities.
[kuh n-ven-shuh-ner] /kənˈvɛn ʃə nər/ noun 1. a conventioneer. 2. a member of a .
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