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conventionalcon‧ven‧tion‧al /kənˈvenʃənəl/ ●●○ W3 AWL adjective  1 [only before noun]ORDINARY a conventional method, product, practice etc has been used for a long time and is considered the usual type Internet connections through conventional phone lines are fairly slow. Bake for 20 minutes in a conventional oven; 8 in a microwave.see thesaurus at normal2 CONVENTIONALalways following the behaviour and attitudes that most people in a society consider to be normal, right, and socially acceptable, so that you seem slightly boring a strong believer in conventional moralsconventional in He is conventional in his approach to life.3 (the) conventional wisdom4 [only before noun]PMW conventional weapons and wars do not use nuclear explosives or weapons conventional forces5 conventional medicineconventionally adverbconventionality /kənˌvenʃəˈnæləti/ noun [uncountable]
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conventionalThe hospital provides both conventional and alternative medical treatments.They argued that the use of atomic weapons violated both conventional and customary international law.Acupuncture may work, but I still believe in a more conventional approach to medicine.The zone blitz can fluster an offense because it looks nothing like a conventional blitz.In conventional data processing, on the other hand, files are seen as a department or single application resource.Urging restraint in the development of conventional forces, the statement said that otherwise these could exacerbate political tensions.Rosemary led a quiet, conventional life until she went to college.Although expensive, it lasts longer and uses less energy than a conventional light bulb.It can be used to transmit computer data to and from sites where conventional lines are not available.Her outrageous stage act is seen as a challenge to conventional morality.A microwave cooks food much faster than a conventional oven.My mother was very conventional - she didn't approve of my hippie lifestyle.a young man with conventional tastes in clothes and musicThis feeling has nothing to do with conventional views about conduct, or conventional morality, or ethics.a new proposal to limit conventional weapons in EuropeConventional wisdom holds that more money for education means better schools for children.That was the conventional wisdom in conventional Western business circles, in cautious places like New York and Frankfurt.She ended her letter with a conventional "Yours Sincerely."conventional inJohn is fairly conventional in his tastes.
From Longman Business Dictionaryconventionalcon‧ven‧tion‧al /kənˈvenʃənəl/ adjective a conventional way of doing something is the way that has been used or available for some time and is considered to be normalstandard conventional fixed-rate mortgagesConventional measures of stock prices really aren’t good guides to value.
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