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conventional (kənˈvɛnʃənəl



  1. following the accepted customs and proprieties, esp in a way that lacks originality   ⇒  ■ conventional habits
  2. established by accepted usage or general agreement
  3. of or relating to a convention or assembly
  4. (law) based upon the agreement or consent of parties
  5. (arts) represented in a simplified or generalized way; conventionalized
  6. (of weapons, warfare, etc) not nuclear



  1. (bridge) another word for convention (sense 7

Derived Forms

conˈventionally  adverb

Translations for 'conventional'

  • British English: conventional Conventional people behave in a way that is accepted as normal in their society.I've always been quite conventional; I work hard and behave properly.kənˈvɛnʃənl ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: تَقْلِيديّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: convencional
  • Chinese: 常规的
  • Croatian: konvencionalan konvencionalna
  • Czech: konvenční
  • Danish: konventionel
  • Dutch: conventioneel
  • European Spanish: convencional
  • Finnish: sovinnainen
  • French: conventionnel
  • German: traditionell
  • Greek: συμβατικός συμβατική
  • Italian: convenzionale
  • Japanese: 慣例にのっとった
  • Korean: 재래식인
  • Norwegian: konvensjonell
  • Polish: konwencjonalny konwencjonalna
  • Portuguese: convencional
  • Romanian: tradiționalist tradiționalist, tradiționalistă, tradiționaliști, tradiționaliste
  • Russian: обычный обычная
  • Spanish: convencional
  • Swedish: konventionell konventionellt
  • Thai: เกี่ยวกับประเพณีนิยม
  • Turkish: gelenekselalışılmış
  • Ukrainian: загальноприйнятий
  • Vietnamese: theo tập quán thông thường

Example Sentences Including 'conventional'

He went in, expecting the room to be the conventional front parlour that is usual in such cottages.
Penn, John Widow's End
It was not a conventional photograph, or even a police photograph.
Bringle, Mary Death of an Unknown Man
Kemp took the opportunity to make his usual conventional little speech.
Meek, M R D In Remembrance of Rose


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