conventional: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kun-ven'shu-nl), [key]
— adj.
  1. conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste: conventional behavior.
  2. pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or accepted usage; arbitrarily determined: conventional symbols.
  3. ordinary rather than different or original: conventional phraseology.
  4. not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons or energy; nonnuclear: conventional warfare.
    1. in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
    2. (of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.
  5. of or pertaining to a convention, agreement, or compact.
  6. resting on consent, express or implied.
  7. of or pertaining to a convention or assembly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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