conventional

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

adjective

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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.

OTHER WORDS FROM conventional

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British Dictionary definitions for nonconventional (1 of 2)

nonconventional
/ (ˌnɒnkənˈvɛnʃənəl) /

adjective

not established by accepted usage or general agreement; non-traditionala nonconventional lifestyle
(of weapons, warfare, etc) nuclear or chemical

British Dictionary definitions for nonconventional (2 of 2)

conventional
/ (kənˈvɛnʃənəl) /

adjective

noun

bridge another word for convention (def. 7)

Derived forms of conventional

conventionally, adverb
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