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Conventional is a member of the word family convene, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective conventional

What does conventional mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more conventional / most conventional

  1. following accepted customs and proprieties
  2. conforming with accepted standards
  3. (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
    • examples: conventional warfare | conventional weapons
    • antonym: nuclear
  4. unimaginative and conformist
  5. represented in simplified or symbolic form
  6. in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past
    • examples: a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white | the conventional handshake
    • similar: traditional
  7. rigidly formal or bound by convention

Alternative definition of the adjective conventional

adjective

  1. Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.
  2. ordinary, commonplace

    Phrases with conventional

    1. conventional war
    2. Conventional memory
    3. Conventional weapon
    4. Conventional wisdom
    5. Conventional warfare
    6. Conventional Weaponry
    7. conventional mortgage loan

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for conventional

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    Google previewA Cultural Journey through the English Lexicon (2011)

    by Roberta Facchinetti

    conventional metaphors [...] are metaphorical usages which are found again and again to refer to a particular thing [...] these kinds of usages are institutionalized as part of the language. Much of the time we hardly notice them at all, and do not ...

    Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

    by U S Dept of Agriculture

    Conventional wood composite materials fall into five main categories based on the physical configuration of the wood used to make the products: plywood, oriented strandboard, particleboard, hardboard, and cellulosic fiberboard. Within limits ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration (2010)

    by Wang, Victor C. X.

    Conventional. Online. Teaching. vs. Andragogical. Online. Teaching. Victor C. X. Wang California State University, Long Beach, USA ABSTRACT In an effort to promote the andragogical teaching model in helping adult learners learn online, ...

    Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

    by U.S. Department of Defense

    conventional forces — 1. Those forces capable of conducting operations using nonnuclear weapons. 2. Those forces other than designated special operations forces. (JP 3- 05) ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Furniture Making (2000)

    by Ernest Joyce, Alan Peters

    The hardware — the actual machinery which the software is used to control — is superficially similar to a conventional router, the differences being that the cutting head rises and falls automatically, while the workpiece is fixed to a power ...

    Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics (2012)

    by Yan Huang

    conventional implicature One of the two types of 'implicature (1) proposed by the British philosopher H. P. Grice. A conventional implicature is an aspect of non-truth-conditional meaning, ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama (2015)

    by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

    Work Author: Philip Barry A comedyof manners, Holiday wittily pits conventional upperclass values of the period against freedom and true love. As in Barry's other famous play,The Philadelphia Story (1939), those who thwart convention ...

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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. (John Kenneth Galbraith)
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    Scrabble value of C3O1N1V4E1N1T1I1O1N1A1L1

    The value of this 12-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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