conventional[kən ven′s̸hə nəl]
- Conventional is defined as someone or something widely accepted, or something related to a convention.
- An example of conventional is a bride wearing white on her wedding day.
- An example of conventional is the use of pesticides when growing fruits and vegetables.
- An example of conventional is a timeline agreed to by an audio visual provider who is providing sound during a convention; a conventional timeline.
- having to do with a convention or assembly
- of, sanctioned by, or growing out of custom or usage; customary
- depending on or conforming to formal or accepted standards or rules rather than nature; not natural, original, or spontaneous: conventional behavior
- not unusual or extreme; ordinary
- stylized; conventionalized
- nonnuclear: conventional weapons
- Law based on an agreement between parties; contractual
Origin of conventionalLate Latin conventionalis
- Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary: conventional symbols; a conventional form of address.
- Conforming to established practice or accepted standards; traditional: a conventional church wedding.
- a. Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.b. Unimaginative; conformist: longed to escape from their conventional, bourgeois lives.
- Represented, as in a work of art, in simplified or abstract form.
- Law Based on consent or agreement; contractual.
- Of, relating to, or resembling an assembly.
- Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy: conventional warfare; conventional power plants.
(comparative more conventional, superlative most conventional)