- in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
- (of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.
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Many Jewish women have been accepted as conventional, mainstream hot.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The end of conventional childbirth might only be a matter of time.
They double down on the plot device of a lone visionary opposed by conventional hierarchies.
Enter the iSpoon, a conventional stirrer on one end and a tablet stylus on the other.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Richard Hendriks in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conventional wisdom holds that most excessive drinkers are alcohol dependent.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics|Gabrielle Glaser|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In no insignificant number of cases the vote is a cover by which revolutionary demands can be given a conventional front.A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann
No conventional and hideous hat or bonnet disfigures the neat outline of their heads.A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes|Harriet Julia Jephson
His restless eyes held hers, but his greeting was conventional.The Strollers|Frederic S. Isham
The conventional idea has been that in the field the only alternatives were fighting and taking it easy.General Gatacre|Beatrix Gatacre
The conventional type of manual training—one period per week in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades—was not holding the pupils.The New Education|Scott Nearing