Definition of 'conventional'
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Yet conventional wisdom suggests that such tactics do not work for luxury goods. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are not governed in the conventional sense of a proper surgical setting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The conventional thinking is still that this transition goes along with too much food and not enough physical activity. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His success is defying conventional wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And you don't need to use these old skills in a conventional way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A case in point is the conventional wisdom on inequality. Times, Sunday Times (2017)When you're in a hole stop digging, the conventional wisdom suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Until recently, conventional London wisdom had it that west was best. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Russia, the conventional wisdom went, was at most a nuisance but certainly not a threat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no effective opposition in Britain in the conventional sense, let alone an alternative government waiting in the wings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ion engines are ten times more efficient than conventional rocket engines. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He uses this conventional morality tale to explore the position of women in a patriarchal society. The Times Literary Supplement (2009)This combination of funding needs is difficult to serve with conventional thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this is not a conventional war and improved security will not be decisive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The car of the future is not a car in the conventional sense at all. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The conventional wisdom of the middle class was being challenged. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These chairs have the great advantage of being much cheaper than conventional ones. Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)They ended up having to sell it the conventional way after repaying ticket holders. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet no one thinks this war can be won in the conventional sense. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yesterday he was making arrangements to return home by a more conventional method. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The new emphasis on conventional warfare has also raised questions about political control of conflict. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)But conventional engines are here for the foreseeable future. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All of which tends to produce a situation where sustained conventional war becomes less and less probable. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)It will have all the safety systems of conventional cars. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The conventional wisdom maintains that this is not surprising. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The financial crisis has been a graveyard for much conventional economic wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are both unconventional in a conventional sort of way. The Sun (2013)This was not a beautiful match in any conventional sense. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some experts claim big fish are damaged by the conventional weighing methods. The Sun (2008)That is a dramatic turnaround and goes against all conventional thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Prius saves petrol by using a battery and electric engine alongside a conventional petrol motor. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Social networks can be used alongside conventional jobs sites, such as monster. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'conventional'
British English: conventional /kənˈvɛnʃənl/ ADJECTIVE
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.
- American English: conventional
- Arabic: تَقْلِيديّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: convencional
- Chinese: 常规的
- Croatian: konvencionalan
- Czech: konvenční
- Danish: konventionel
- Dutch: conventioneel
- European Spanish: convencional
- Finnish: sovinnainen
- French: conventionnel
- German: traditionell
- Greek: συμβατικός
- Italian: convenzionale
- Japanese: 慣例にのっとった
- Korean: 재래식인
- Norwegian: konvensjonell
- Polish: konwencjonalny
- European Portuguese: convencional
- Romanian: tradiționalist
- Russian: обычный
- Spanish: convencional
- Swedish: konventionell
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับประเพณีนิยม
- Turkish: geleneksel alışılmış
- Ukrainian: загальноприйнятий
- Vietnamese: theo tập quán thông thường
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