Definitions for conventionalkənˈvɛn ʃə nl
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following accepted customs and proprieties
"conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
conforming with accepted standards
"a conventional view of the world"
(weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
"conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
unimaginative and conformist
"conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
conventional, formal, schematic(adj)
represented in simplified or symbolic form
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"
rigidly formal or bound by convention
"their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"
Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.
banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or cliche
formed by agreement or compact; stipulated
growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal
based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules
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
Origin: [L. conventionalis: cf. F. conventionnel.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'conventional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2546
Rank popularity for the word 'conventional' in Adjectives Frequency: #344
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The conventional wisdom was that men don’t shop.
Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.
It's about breaching obstacles just like we do in conventional maneuvers.
The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
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Translations for conventional
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- обикновен, стандартен, традиционенBulgarian
- convencionalCatalan, Valencian
- herkömmlich, konventionellGerman
- konventionaalinen, tavanomainenFinnish
- umowny, konwencjonalnyPolish
- консервати́вный, традицио́нный, общепри́нятый, обы́чный, обыкнове́нный, конвенцио́нный, станда́ртный, обычныйRussian
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