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Broader Term: 

n. ~ 1. A generally accepted custom arising from practice rather than law. - 2. A formal standard that will produce similar but not identical results. - 3. An agreement or compact between groups, especially nations, that is less formal than a treaty.


A convention2 is more specific than a guideline, but not as precise as a technical standard.
Conventions produce more consistent results than guidelines but less than technical standards.