conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste:
conventional behavior.
pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or accepted usage; arbitrarily determined:
conventional symbols.
ordinary rather than different or original:
conventional phraseology.
not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons or energy; nonnuclear:
conventional warfare.

in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
(of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.

of or relating to a convention, agreement, or compact.
Law. resting on consent, express or implied.
of or relating to a convention or assembly.
Contemporary Examples

Energy saving technologies and hybrid cars may cost more than conventional ones to purchase.
The Bond Market Goes Green The Daily Beast May 26, 2014

Watch out for:“Just like their conventional counterparts, gluten-free cereals can also be loaded with added sugars,” Begun says.
How to Buy Gluten-Free Without Getting Duped DailyBurn April 11, 2014

The ethanol industry depends on gasoline sales because it must mix its product with conventional fuel.
The Next Spill Victim: Your Car Robert Bryce May 8, 2010

They also feel intimidated by all the technology that purveyors of conventional wisdom claim patients are demanding.
Can Fitbit Data Save Lives? Daniela Drake August 25, 2014

While the threats Israel faces are grave, none of them really consist of a conventional military that can take on the IDF.
IDF Budget Cuts Are An Opportunity In Disguise Yaakov Katz June 9, 2013

Historical Examples

I remember very well your attitude to life, this conventional surface of it.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson

Verily there are strange contradictions in our conventional morality.
The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) John Greenleaf Whittier

It was a rough part of the City, still, those who lived there were conventional in their costume.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 105, August 5th 1893 Various

He liked their rounded sentences, and caught their conventional phrases.
The Letters of Robert Burns Robert Burns

It began without any conventional formalities, and the very first words blanched a cheek already pale.
Much Darker Days Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)

following the accepted customs and proprieties, esp in a way that lacks originality: conventional habits
established by accepted usage or general agreement
of or relating to a convention or assembly
(law) based upon the agreement or consent of parties
(arts) represented in a simplified or generalized way; conventionalized
(of weapons, warfare, etc) not nuclear
(bridge) another word for convention (sense 7)

late 15c., “of the nature of an agreement,” from Late Latin conventionalis “pertaining to convention or agreement,” from Latin conventionem (see convention). Meaning “of the nature of a convention” is from 1812, now rare; “established by social convention” is from 1761; that of “following tradition” is from 1831; that of “non-nuclear” is from 1955. Realted: Conventionality; conventionally.


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