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

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

  2. Conventional(adj)

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

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

  3. Conventional(adj)

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

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

  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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. conventional

    Law created on the agreement or consent of people.

    She always used conventional wisdom to explain her reasoning.

    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

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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. Crispin Blunt:

    My office's calculation based on an in-service date of 2028 and a missile extension until 2060... the total cost is 167 billion pounds, the successor Trident program is going to consume more than double the proportion of the defense budget of its predecessor... The price required, both from the UK taxpayer and our conventional forces, is now too high to be rational or sensible.

  2. Tomasz Lazar:

    For me when you're doing photography -- whether it's conventional journalism or other types -- you want to share something with people.

  3. Ray Mabus:

    It gives us a war fighting edge, energy can be used as a weapon. We need an American home grown source of alternative energy. We need one that is not subject to the wild price swings of conventional fuel, which are set in the world market. We need ones that can’t be used against us.

  4. Josephine Briggs:

    Use of conventional sleeping pills, like benzodiazepines, is of some concern, melatonin is a product that has a good safety profile.

  5. Hong Kong:

    If we still act in the same conventional mode as if business is usual and life is normal, then we are not being very responsible.

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