conventional

[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl]

adjective


Origin of conventional

From the Late Latin word conventiōnālis, dating back to 1575–85. See convention, -al1
Related formscon·ven·tion·al·ist, nouncon·ven·tion·al·ly, adverban·ti·con·ven·tion·al, adjectivean·ti·con·ven·tion·al·ly, adverban·ti·con·ven·tion·al·ist, noun, adjectivenon·con·ven·tion·al, adjectivenon·con·ven·tion·al·ly, adverbqua·si-con·ven·tion·al, adjectivequa·si-con·ven·tion·al·ly, adverbsem·i·con·ven·tion·al, adjectivesem·i·con·ven·tion·al·ly, adverb

Synonyms for conventional

1. See formal1. 2. usual, habitual, customary.
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conventional

adjective

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

noun

bridge another word for convention (def. 7)
Derived Formsconventionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conventional
adj.

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.

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