- in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
- (of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.
- convention center,
- conventional sign,
- conventional thoracoplasty,
- conventional weapon,
- conventional wisdom,
Origin of conventional
Examples from the Web for conventional
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
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.