conventional Definition

  • 1based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed
  • 2following traditional forms and genres

Using conventional: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "conventional" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    She has a conventional approach to teaching.

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    The couple had a conventional wedding ceremony.

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    The novel follows a conventional plot structure.

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    He wears conventional business attire to work.

conventional Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for conventional

Phrases with conventional

  • the generally accepted belief or opinion about a particular subject


    The conventional wisdom is that you should drink eight glasses of water a day.

  • the mainstream medical practices and treatments that are widely accepted and used by medical professionals


    Conventional medicine includes treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and prescription drugs.

  • conventional weapons

    weapons that are not nuclear, biological, or chemical


    The military used conventional weapons such as guns and bombs in the attack.

Origins of conventional

from Latin 'conventionalis', meaning 'relating to a convention'


Summary: conventional in Brief

The term 'conventional' [kənˈvenʃ(ə)n(ə)l] refers to something that is based on what is generally done or believed, or following traditional forms and genres. It can be applied to various contexts, from teaching methods to wedding ceremonies, exemplified by 'She has a conventional approach to teaching.' 'Conventional' extends into phrases like 'conventional wisdom,' denoting generally accepted beliefs, and 'conventional medicine,' referring to mainstream medical practices.

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