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. Facebook Inc:

    Our goal with live video is to work with our partners to move to a sustainable monetization model quickly, we are not focused on acquiring the rights to conventional TV programs.

  2. Garrison Coward:

    Most millennials are not familiar with party structures; they just want to be involved, so it is important for us to find non-conventional ways to get millennials involved in the sometimes mundane party processes, especially on the state levels.

  3. Kim Dong-yub:

    North Korea is trying to selectively modernize conventional forces in a low-cost, high-efficiency way to focus on the economy and reassure the military while nuclear talks are under way, and the rocket launcher is a product of that effort, the latest test indicated that the system was ready for mass production and deployment.

  4. Ashley Smith:

    We've always looked at various forms of funding apart from conventional banking. But unfortunately in the design business, because we're not doing anything tangible, our services are time and ideas, marketInvoice was the first company that came up with a viable option and said 'you can sell your invoices and release that cash very, very quickly'.

  5. Christian Andersson:

    All the power is from wind or water power so it's totally green, i think the greatest feature of this is the transformation from a conventional diesel electric ship to a battery-powered ship. We have done this transformation in about eight weeks.

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