What does conventional mean?

Definitions for conventional
kənˈvɛn ʃə nlcon·ven·tion·al

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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

  5. Origin: [L. conventionalis: cf. F. conventionnel.]

Editors Contribution

  1. conventional

    Law based on the agreement or consent of parties.

    She always used conventional wisdom to explain her reasoning.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 9, 2019  
  2. conventional

    Pertaining to or established by general collective consent or accepted usage.

    They were a conventional team using collective consent to change their inputs and outputs.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 9, 2019  

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

How to pronounce conventional?

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How to say conventional in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conventional in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conventional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of conventional in a Sentence

  1. John Lee:

    Conventional wisdom has shifted.

  2. John Thune:

    All conventional wisdom is out the window.

  3. Dennis Liu:

    The conventional wisdom was that men don’t shop.

  4. Christopher Reeve:

    Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.

  5. Larry Page:

    Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.

Images & Illustrations of conventional

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