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Dictionary definition for: Conventional

1. (a) following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom" "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior" "conventional forms of address"

2. (s) conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world"

3. (a) (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction; "conventional warfare" "conventional weapons"

4. (a) unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives" "conventional attitudes"

5. (s) represented in simplified or symbolic form

6. (s) 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"

7. (s) rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"

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