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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·ven·tion·al /kənˈvɛnʧnəl, ˈvɛn(t)ʃənḷ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·ven·tion·al a.
 1. Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated.
    Conventional services reserved by tenures upon grants, made out of the crown or knights' service.   --Sir M. Hale.
 2. Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal. Conventional decorum.”
    The conventional language appropriated to monarchs.   --Motley.
    The ordinary salutations, and other points of social behavior, are conventional.   --Latham.
 3. Fine Arts (a) Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules. (b) 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional
             wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of
             conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of
             address" [ant: unconventional, unconventional]
      2: conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of
         the world" [syn: established]
      3: (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or
         destruction; "conventional warfare"; "conventional
         weapons" [ant: nuclear]
      4: unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois
         lives"; "conventional attitudes" [ant: unconventional]
      5: represented in simplified or symbolic form [syn: formal, schematic]
      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"
      7: rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious
         greetings did not seem heartfelt" [syn: ceremonious]