- 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 conventionally
The women Peterson photographed were offbeat, eccentric, irreverent, and not conventionally pretty.Gosta Peterson's Bohemian Rhapsody: Unpacking a Photographer's '60s Secrets|Lizzie Crocker|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sitting at the desk was a man in his mid- to late 40s, balding, conventionally dressed in slacks and an Oxford shirt, no tie.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research|Ridley Pearson|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And because Dunham is not a size zero or ‘conventionally’ beautiful, Girls has been hailed as brave and feminist.
Montgomery is part of a small but growing group of conventionally trained physicians disillusioned with traditional medical care.Doctors Should Start Advocating Dietary Options to Treat Heart Disease|Daniela Drake|July 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Immigrant is far from a conventionally naturalistic historical film.Cannes Diary: James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant,’ Starring Marion Cotillard, Shines|Richard Porton|May 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But this we know only because such meaning had been conventionally determined when the symbol was first established.The Symbolism of Freemasonry|Albert G. Mackey
If the involuntary cry of pain which is conventionally represented by “Oh!”Language|Edward Sapir
He had the conventionally aristocratic features, thin lips and steely blue eyes.The Devil's Paw|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The branch of mathematics called the Theory of Equations is conventionally restricted to equations of this type.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The two met in a field outside Paris, with seconds, with all the conventionally correct paraphernalia.Foes|Mary Johnston
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.