conventional

[[t]kənve̱nʃən(ə)l[/t]]
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1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is conventional has behaviour or opinions that are ordinary and normal.

...a respectable married woman with conventional opinions.

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conventionally ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v

People still wore their hair short and dressed conventionally.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n A conventional method or product is one that is usually used or that has been in use for a long time.

...the risks and drawbacks of conventional family planning methods...

These discs hold more than 400 times as much information as a conventional computer floppy disk.

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conventionally ADV ADV with v

Organically grown produce does not differ greatly in appearance from conventionally grown crops.

3) ADJ: usu ADJ n Conventional weapons and wars do not involve nuclear explosives.

We must reduce the danger of war by controlling nuclear, chemical and conventional arms.

4) conventional wisdomsee wisdom

English dictionary. 2008.

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