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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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conventionaladjective

    Stipulated; agreed on by compact.

    Etymology: from convention.

    Conventional services reserved by tenures upon grants, made out of the crown or knights service. Matthew Hale, Com. Law. of Engl.

Wikipedia

  1. conventional

    A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom. In a social context, a convention may retain the character of an "unwritten law" of custom (for example, the manner in which people greet each other, such as by shaking each other's hands). Certain types of rules or customs may become law and sometimes they may be further codified to formalize or enforce the convention (for example, laws that define on which side of the road vehicles must be driven). In physical sciences, numerical values (such as constants, quantities, or scales of measurement) are called conventional if they do not represent a measured property of nature, but originate in a convention, for example an average of many measurements, agreed between the scientists working with these values.

ChatGPT

  1. conventional

    Conventional refers to something that is usual, traditional, or generally accepted and followed by most people. It often describes things that follow established rules, standards, or methods. It can also refer to ideas, behavior, or practices that conform to prevailing societal norms and expectations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conventionaladjective

    formed by agreement or compact; stipulated

  2. Conventionaladjective

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

  3. Conventionaladjective

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

  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

  5. 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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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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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. 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.

  2. Pat Rynard:

    The question is, does he vary his message at all? He's been doing very well with the message he's got. It's not conventional, but he's doing better than expected. He needs something a little different on Saturday to go that final distance in Iowa.

  3. Desiree Bullock:

    Boy's hair may not extend below the eyebrows, below the tops of the ears or below a conventional standup shirt collar, and must not be more than one-inch difference in the length of the hair on the side to the length of the hair on top.

  4. Elon Musk:

    You know, I actually don't know if a lot of people will buy this pickup truck or not, but I don't care, if there's only a small number of people that like that truck, I guess we'll make a more conventional truck in the future.

  5. Glenn Huniche:

    That is something that is going to be game changing in the years to come, with the upturn, conventional (tanker) owners are coming back with money in their pockets - and that can be used in instruments like this.

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