- conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste: conventional behavior.
- pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or accepted usage; arbitrarily determined: conventional symbols.
- ordinary rather than different or original: conventional phraseology.
- not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons or energy; nonnuclear: conventional warfare.
- in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
- (of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.
- of or relating to a convention, agreement, or compact.
- Law. resting on consent, express or implied.
- of or relating to a convention or assembly.
Origin of conventional
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- following the accepted customs and proprieties, esp in a way that lacks originalityconventional habits
- established by accepted usage or general agreement
- of or relating to a convention or assembly
- law based upon the agreement or consent of parties
- arts represented in a simplified or generalized way; conventionalized
- (of weapons, warfare, etc) not nuclear
- bridge another word for convention (def. 7)
Word Origin and History for non-conventional
late 15c., "of the nature of an agreement," from Late Latin conventionalis "pertaining to convention or agreement," from Latin conventionem (see convention). Meaning "of the nature of a convention" is from 1812, now rare; "established by social convention" is from 1761; that of "following tradition" is from 1831; that of "non-nuclear" is from 1955. Realted: Conventionality; conventionally.