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

    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  

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. Jiang Dalong:

    China is going to be the world’s biggest market for electric cars, china has no choice. They have to wean themselves from conventional gasoline combustion cars.

  2. Mark Rappolt:

    I think there's still the sense that a museum exhibition validates an artist ... and these kinds of shows tend to be more important than maybe a conventional gallery show.

  3. David Peterson:

    There is so much energy and so much intensity that we can not stop them with conventional means, in these fires, we have to allow them to burn until there’s a period of high humidity and rain that helps reduce the temperature of fire enough to control it.

  4. The State Department:

    These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.

  5. Andreas Essig:

    Now copsin kills bacteria by binding to an essential cell wall building block, the cell wall you can consider like the achilles heel of bacteria, so when you disrupt the cell wall synthesis bacteria usually dies rapidly. The binding pattern of copsin on this building block is very unique and therefore copsin is active against bacteria resistant to conventional antibiotics.

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