conventional

[ kuh n-ven-shuh-nl ]
/ kənˈvɛn ʃə nl /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. convenor,
  2. convent,
  3. conventicle,
  4. convention,
  5. convention center,
  6. conventional sign,
  7. conventional thoracoplasty,
  8. conventional weapon,
  9. conventional wisdom,
  10. conventionalism

Origin of conventional

From the Late Latin word conventiōnālis, dating back to 1575–85. See convention, -al1

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

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British Dictionary definitions for conventionally

conventional

/ (kənˈvɛnʃənəl) /

adjective

noun

bridge another word for convention (def. 7)
Derived Formsconventionally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for conventionally

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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