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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conventional  \Con*ven"tion*al\,  a.  [L.  conventionalis:  cf  F. 
  conventionnel.] 
  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.''  --Whewell. 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conventional 
  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:  (of  power  and  warfare  and  weaponry)  not  nuclear; 
  "conventional  power  plants";  "conventional  warfare"; 
  "conventional  weapons"  [ant:  {nuclear}] 
  4:  unimaginative  and  conformist;  "conventional  bourgeois 
  lives";  "conventional  attitudes"  [ant:  {unconventional}] 
  5:  (fine  arts)  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}] 




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