Definitions for conventionalkənˈvɛn ʃə nl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word conventional
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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Rank popularity for the word 'conventional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2546
Rank popularity for the word 'conventional' in Adjectives Frequency: #344
Translations for conventional
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- обикновен, стандартен, традиционенBulgarian
- convencionalCatalan, Valencian
- herkömmlich, konventionellGerman
- konventionaalinen, tavanomainenFinnish
- umowny, konwencjonalnyPolish
- консервати́вный, традицио́нный, общепри́нятый, обы́чный, обыкнове́нный, конвенцио́нный, станда́ртныйRussian
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