[ kuhn-ven-shuh-nl ]
/ kənˈvɛn ʃə nl /
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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.
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Origin of conventional
From the Late Latin word conventiōnālis, dating back to 1575–85. See convention, -al1
synonym study for conventional
1. See formal1.
OTHER WORDS FROM conventional
con·ven·tion·al·ist, nouncon·ven·tion·al·ly, adverban·ti·con·ven·tion·al, adjectivean·ti·con·ven·tion·al·ly, adverb
an·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
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How to use conventional in a sentence
The son of a Conventionalist who had not favored the King's death.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Sometimes, they force the re-baptism of infants by the conventionalist cur, and shoot at the traditional father.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
It was evident John Grier's act was thought by the conventionalist to be a wicked blunder.Carnac's Folly, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Romme (brother of the Conventionalist, principal author of the Calendar) laid the foundations of our very important science.The Sea|Jules Michelet
He would have been a conventionalist and epicurean, unless he had been a seer.
British Dictionary definitions for conventional
/ (kənˈvɛnʃənəl) /
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)
Derived forms of conventionalconventionally, adverb
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