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Conventional Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
  • unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
  • (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction; "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
  • 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"
  • rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"
  • conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world"
  • represented in simplified or symbolic form

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Conventional'


  • Conventional landing gear: Conventional landing gear, or tailwheel-type landing gear, is an aircraft undercarriage consisting of two main wheels forward of the ...
  • Conventional warfare: Conventional warfare is a form of warfare conducted by using conventional weapon s and battlefield tactics between two or more state s in ...
  • Conventional weapon: The terms conventional weapons or conventional arms generally refer to weapon s that are in relatively wide use that are not weapons of ...

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'Conventional' example sentence in quotations


* I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honestly out of countenance any day of the week, if there is anything to get got by it. - Charles Dickens

* Die I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him. - John Barrymore

* The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose. - Henry Kissinger


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Conventional Sample Sentences in News


  • Conventional banks' sukuk to push limits of Islamic finance
    By Bernardo Vizcaino (Reuters) - Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists. Since June, France's Societe Generale, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) and Goldman Sachs have set Read more on this news related to 'Conventional'
  • Special Operations Chief Wants More Training with Conventional Units
    The head of U.S. Special Operations Command mapped out the Pentagon's plan to keep SOF and conventional combat units working side-by-side long after U.S. forces leave Afghanistan. Read more on this news related to 'Conventional'
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Conventional banks' sukuk to push limits of Islamic finance
    * SocGen, BTMU, Goldman set up sukuk programmes since June * Goldman changes sukuk structure, engages prominent arrangers Sept 14 (Reuters) - Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry puris Read more on this news related to 'Conventional'

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