What does conventional mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conventionaladjective

    following accepted customs and proprieties

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

  2. conventional, establishedadjective

    conforming with accepted standards

    "a conventional view of the world"

  3. conventionaladjective

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

    "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"

  4. conventionaladjective

    unimaginative and conformist

    "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"

  5. conventional, formal, schematicadjective

    represented in simplified or symbolic form

  6. conventionaladjective

    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, conventionaladjective

    rigidly formal or bound by convention

    "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"

Wiktionary

  1. conventionaladjective

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

  2. conventionaladjective

    ordinary, commonplace

  3. conventionaladjective

    banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or cliche

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conventionaladjective

    formed by agreement or compact; stipulated

    Etymology: [L. conventionalis: cf. F. conventionnel.]

  2. Conventionaladjective

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

    Etymology: [L. conventionalis: cf. F. conventionnel.]

  3. Conventionaladjective

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

    Etymology: [L. conventionalis: cf. F. conventionnel.]

  4. Conventionaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. conventionalis: cf. F. conventionnel.]

Editors Contribution

  1. conventional

    Legislation created with the agreement or consent of people.

    She always used conventional wisdom to explain their reasoning.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 9, 2019  

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  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

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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. Larry Page:

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

  2. Sarah Gottfried:

    Hormones dictate what your body does with food so if you’re screwing up your hormones with conventional meat, it can cause a lot of problems.

  3. Lorenzo Cohen:

    It’s very important that they have experience in working with cancer patients, and that they absolutely don’t recommend something in place of conventional care, i would n’t go to a person who recommended supplements and told me to go off chemo, or someone who did n’t take the time to ask what medications I have had so far to treat cancer.

  4. Neal Carter:

    These are called 'nontarget effects,' and I'm comfortable and confident this hasn't happened, we've had them in the ground and have been watching them grow for 12 years, compiling data and statistics. The trees produce flowers and fruit of the same composition and analysis [as conventional apples].

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A legal injustice in the juristic context is the terrible crime and cruelty than conventional crime and cruelty.

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