Definitions of conventional

  1. rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (fine arts) represented in simplified or symbolic form Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. weapons that are not nuclear; "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past; "a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white"; "the conventional handshake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction; "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. represented in simplified or symbolic form Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Formal; sanctioned by custom or tradition; based on accepted rules; in art, following fixed rules in design, technique, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Conventionally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Formed by convention: growing out of tacit agreement or custom: customary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Agreed on; customary. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Established by convention or custom; agreed; customary; formal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Settled by stipulation or by tacit consent; as sanctioned and currently accepted by tacit agreement; agreeable to accepted standards; agreeable to contract. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Customary; tacitly understood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Depending on convention, not natural, not spontaneous; (Art) following traditions. Hence conventionalism, conventionalist, conventionality, nn., conventionalize v.t., conventionally adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Stipulated, agreed on by compact. Complete Dictionary