[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl] /kənˈvɛn ʃə nl/
conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste:
pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or accepted usage; arbitrarily determined:
ordinary rather than different or original:
not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons or energy; nonnuclear:
of or relating to a convention, agreement, or compact.
Law. resting on consent, express or implied.
of or relating to a convention or assembly.
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.
- Conventional sign
conventional sign con·ven·tion·al sign (kən-věn’shə-nəl) n. Any of various signs, such as words or symbols, that acquire their function through linguistic custom.
- Conventional thoracoplasty
conventional thoracoplasty n. Surgical removal of part of the ribs to allow inward retraction of the chest wall and collapse of a diseased lung.
noun 1. a nonnuclear weapon.
noun 1. something that is generally believed; prudence. noun the ideas, opinions, or understanding that are considered to be generally accepted by the public Examples See how many of these sayings you can complete to test your conventional wisdom. A widely held belief on which most people act. For example, According to conventional wisdom, an […]