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A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
Augustine Birrell

Meaning of "conventional" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONVENTIONAL

conventional  [kənˈvɛnʃənəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONVENTIONAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Conventional can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CONVENTIONAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Convention (norm)

A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom. Certain types of rules or customs may become law and regulatory legislation may be introduced to formalize or enforce the convention. In a social context, a convention may retain the character of an "unwritten law" of custom. In physical sciences, numerical values are called conventional if they do not represent a measured property of nature, but originate in a convention, for example an average of many measurements, agreed between the scientists working with these values.

Definition of conventional in the English dictionary

The first definition of conventional in the dictionary is following the accepted customs and proprieties, esp in a way that lacks originality. Other definition of conventional is established by accepted usage or general agreement. Conventional is also of or relating to a convention or assembly.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONVENTIONAL


ascensional
əˈsɛnʃənəl
attentional
əˈtenʃənəl
declensional
dɪˈklɛnʃənəl
descensional
dɪˈsɛnʃənəl
extensional
ɪkˈstɛnʃənəl
intensional
ɪnˈtɛnʃənəl
intentional
ɪnˈtɛnʃənəl
interventional
ˌɪntəˈvenʃənəl
inventional
ɪnˈvɛnʃənəl
multidimensional
ˌmʌltɪdaɪˈmɛnʃənəl
nonconventional
ˌnɒnkənˈvɛnʃənəl
nondimensional
ˌnɒndaɪˈmenʃənəl
noninterventional
ˌnɒnɪntəˈvɛnʃənəl
one-dimensional
ˌwʌndaɪˈmɛnʃənəl
sponsional
ˈspɒnʃənəl
tensional
ˈtenʃənəl
tridimensional
ˌtraɪdɪˈmɛnʃənəl
unconventional
ˌʌnkənˈvɛnʃənəl
unidimensional
ˌjuːnɪˌdaɪˈmɛnʃənəl
unintentional
ˌʌnɪnˈtɛnʃənəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONVENTIONAL

conventicler
convention
convention centre
Conventional Forces in Europe
conventional medicine
conventional weapons
conventional wisdom
conventionalisation
conventionalise
conventionalism
conventionalist
conventionalities
conventionality
conventionalization
conventionalize
conventionally
conventionary
conventioneer
conventioner
conventionist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONVENTIONAL

additional
constitutional
dimensional
educational
emotional
exceptional
functional
inspirational
institutional
international
national
operational
optional
personal
professional
promotional
regional
the National
the Second International
traditional
transitional

Synonyms and antonyms of conventional in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONVENTIONAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «conventional» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of conventional

Translation of «conventional» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONVENTIONAL

Find out the translation of conventional to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of conventional from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «conventional» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

常规的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

convencional
570 millions of speakers

English

conventional
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पारंपरिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَقْلِيديّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обычный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

convencional
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রচলিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conventionnel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Konvensional
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

traditionell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

慣例にのっとった
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재래식인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Conventional
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

theo tập quán thông thường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழக்கமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परंपरागत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geleneksel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

convenzionale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konwencjonalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

загальноприйнятий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tradiționalist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμβατικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konvensionele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konventionell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konvensjonell
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of conventional

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENTIONAL»

The term «conventional» is very widely used and occupies the 7.949 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENTIONAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about conventional

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONVENTIONAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word conventional.
1
Steve Albini
Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
2
J. L. Austin
Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts.
3
Maria Bartiromo
I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
4
Walter Benjamin
The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
5
Augustine Birrell
A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
6
Craig Brown
In its heyday, the blazer had come to symbolise a kind of conventional decency. Yacht club commodores and school bursars wore blazers. People who played bowls wore blazers.
7
Jerome Bruner
In the perception of the incongruous stimuli, the recognition process is temporarily thwarted and exhibits characteristics which are generally not observable in the recognition of more conventional stimuli.
8
Eric Burdon
I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to.
9
Alastair Campbell
Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.
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Caleb Deschanel
You tend to compose things more in the middle of frame in 3-D than you would in a conventional frame. You can really see composition in 2-D but in 3-D your composition is much more complex. Everything has to be artificially enhanced. But you do gain something else with 3-D: you have a sense of space and heightened reality.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONVENTIONAL»

Discover the use of conventional in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to conventional and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form
In considering the need for a different way of telling the story of Western music, " Conventional Wisdom" bravely tackles big issues concerning classical, popular, and postmodern repertoires and their relations to the broader musical worlds ...
Susan McClary, 2000
2
Differential Diagnosis in Conventional Radiology
The third updated and revised edition of Differential Diagnosis in Conventional Radiology provides essential information to make conventional x-ray an effective tool in diagnosing disorders affecting the bones and joints and the thoracic ...
Francis A. Burgener, Martti Kormano, 2011
3
Fundamentals of Machining Processes: Conventional and ...
Completely revised and updated, this second edition of Fundamentals of Machining Processes: Conventional and Nonconventional Processes covers the fundamentals machining by cutting, abrasion, erosion, and combined processes.
Hassan Abdel-Gawad El-Hofy, 2013
4
Basic Statistics : Understanding Conventional Methods and ...
What sets this text apart is the incorporation of the many advances and insights from the last half century when explaining basic principles.
Department of Psychology University of Southern California Rand R. Wilcox Professor, 2009
5
Sorption processes and pollution: Conventional and ...
This book shows a typical selection of the types of adsorbents studied and used in wastewater treatment, with emphasis on industrial effluents.
Grégorio Crini, Pierre-Marie Badot, 2010
6
Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy
" But conventional truth is nonetheless truth. This book therefore asks, "what is true about conventional truth?" and "What are the implications of an understanding of conventional truth for our lives?"
The Cowherds, 2010
7
Non-Conventional Energy Resources
This Book Discusses The Developments In The Field Of Non-Conventional Energy Resources And Their Applications.
D.S. Chauhan, 2007
8
Alternatives to Conventional Food Processing
This multi-authored book is edited by an expert in the field and includes chapters from international contributors.
Andrew Proctor, 2011
9
Beyond Conventional Quantization
This text describes novel treatments of quantum problems using enhanced quantization procedures, generally involving extended correspondence rules for the association of a classical and a quantum theory.
John R. Klauder, 2005
10
Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks
This sobering book demonstrates how the interplay between conventional military operations and nuclear forces could inadvertently produce pressures for nuclear escalation.
Barry Posen, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONVENTIONAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term conventional is used in the context of the following news items.
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Turn Your Conventional Car Into a Driverless One for 10 Grand
For $10,000, an RP-1 installation converts your crummy old conventional car into a lovely futuristic driverless one. That blanket offer comes with ... «CityLab, Jul 15»
2
The Polls Were Bad in Greece. The Conventional Wisdom Was Worse.
When I use the term “conventional wisdom” in this article, I mostly mean the opinions of political pundits and journalists. In the case of Greece, however, the ... «FiveThirtyEight, Jul 15»
3
CyPass lowers IOP, avoids need for conventional glaucoma surgery
In eyes that were indicated for conventional glaucoma surgery at the time of enrollment, 83% did not receive secondary glaucoma surgery in ... «Healio, Jul 15»
4
How To Keep Costs Low When Taking Out Conventional Loan.
Conventional loans are crème de la crème of home mortgage market. ... market to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make up conventional loans. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
5
BRICS c-banks sign operational agreement on Pool of Conventional
The Agreement outlines the terms of mutual support for member states regarding their participation in the BRICS Pool of Conventional ... «LeapRate, Jul 15»
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Study: Execs Think Cloud Needs More Than Conventional Security
Eighty percent of those surveyed said that to some extent conventional network security solutions don't work well in cloud environments, and 76 ... «The VAR Guy, Jul 15»
7
Study Compares Water Use of Conventional Corn Crops to …
Converting large tracts of the Midwest's marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it ... «AZoCleantech, Jul 15»
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Samsung 2TB SSD kills Conventional Hard-drives
Samsung introduces the 2TB 850 PRO and 850 EVO solid state drives (SSDs) marking the end of the need for a conventional hard-drive in PC ... «I4U News, Jul 15»
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Bloodborne Creator Hidetaka Miyazaki Says It's "Very Difficult" to …
Bloodborne and Souls games creator Hidetaka Miyazaki loves telling non-conventional stories through video games. However, he says he ... «PlayStation LifeStyle, Jul 15»
10
Grexit less likely than conventional wisdom suggests - TDS
"We think a Grexit is less likely than the conventional wisdom that suggests. It is now inevitable that there is likely to be one last political push for ... «FXStreet, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Conventional [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/conventional>. Nov 2019 ».
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