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Conventional meaning

conventional - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( weapons) using non- nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction; " conventional warfare"; " conventional weapons"
  2. 2. represented in simplified or symbolic form
  3. 3. Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated.
  4. 4. Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal.
  5. 5. Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules.
  6. 6. Abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t.
  7. 7. Agreed on; customary.

conventional - examples of usage

  1. She added this as if it would help to account for her more on the conventional plane, and she had the instinctive good taste to address herself throughout to Mrs. March as much as possible, though what she had to say was mainly for March. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. It's not that I'm timid and conventional, as you think, Katharine. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " For," she thought to herself, as she gazed fixedly at some information printed behind a piece of glass, " the wonderful thing about you is that you're ready for anything; you're not in the least conventional, like most clever men." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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