Definitions for conventionalkənˈvɛn ʃə nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conventional(adj)

    following accepted customs and proprieties

    "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"

  2. conventional, established(adj)

    conforming with accepted standards

    "a conventional view of the world"

  3. conventional(adj)

    (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy

    "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"

  4. conventional(adj)

    unimaginative and conformist

    "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"

  5. conventional, formal, schematic(adj)

    represented in simplified or symbolic form

  6. conventional(adj)

    in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past

    "a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white"; "the conventional handshake"

  7. ceremonious, conventional(adj)

    rigidly formal or bound by convention

    "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"

Wiktionary

  1. conventional(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.

  2. conventional(Adjective)

    ordinary, commonplace

  3. conventional(Adjective)

    banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or cliche

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conventional(adj)

    formed by agreement or compact; stipulated

  2. Conventional(adj)

    growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal

  3. Conventional(adj)

    based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules

  4. Conventional(adj)

    abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conventional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2546

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conventional' in Adjectives Frequency: #344


Translations for conventional

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • обикновен, стандартен, традиционенBulgarian
  • convencionalCatalan, Valencian
  • herkömmlich, konventionellGerman
  • convencionalSpanish
  • معمولیPersian
  • konventionaalinen, tavanomainenFinnish
  • conventionnelFrench
  • gnásúilIrish
  • convenzionaleItalian
  • umowny, konwencjonalnyPolish
  • convenziunalRomansh
  • convenționalRomanian
  • консервати́вный, традицио́нный, общепри́нятый, обы́чный, обыкнове́нный, конвенцио́нный, станда́ртныйRussian
  • konvencionálenSlovene

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