Conventional definition

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(law) Based on consent or agreement; contractual.
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Represented, as in a work of art, in simplified or abstract form.
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Of, relating to, or resembling an assembly.
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Unimaginative; conformist.

Longed to escape from their conventional, bourgeois lives.

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Not unusual or extreme; ordinary.
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They wear conventional clothes, eat conventional food, and keep conventional hours.

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Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy.

Conventional warfare; conventional power plants.

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Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.
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(law) Based on an agreement between parties; contractual.
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Depending on or conforming to formal or accepted standards or rules rather than nature; not natural, original, or spontaneous.

Conventional behavior.

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Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.
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(finance) A conventional gilt-edged security, a kind of bond paying the holder a fixed cash payment (coupon) every six months until maturity, at which point the holder receives the final payment and the return of the principal.
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Having to do with a convention or assembly.
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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.

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Conforming to established practice or accepted standards; traditional.

A conventional church wedding.

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Of, sanctioned by, or growing out of custom or usage; customary.
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Stylized; conventionalized.
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Nonnuclear.

Conventional weapons.

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Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary.

Conventional symbols; a conventional form of address.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conventional
Plural:
conventionals