conventional meaning


    Definition of conventional in English Dictionary

  • NounPLconventionalsPREcon-
    1. (finance) A conventional gilt-edged security, a kind of bond paying the holder a fixed cash payment (or coupon) every six months until maturity, at which point the holder receives the final payment and the return of the principal.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore conventionalSUPmost conventional
      1. Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.
        1. A “moving platform” scheme [ …] is more technologically ambitious than maglev trains even though it relies on conventional rails. Local trains would use side-by-side rails to roll alongside intercity trains and allow passengers to switch trains by stepping through docking bays.
      2. Ordinary, commonplace.
        1. They wear conventional clothes, eat conventional food, and keep conventional hours. ‎
      3. Banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or clichéd.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Moreover, in contrast to conventional Faraday setup, this implementation allows input photon polarized colinearly to the magnetization to be scattered to a sideband mode of orthogonal polarization.
          • The shuttle locomotive body is a conventional stress-skin monocoque structure, with longitudinal members at solebar and cantrail levels.
          • After conventional medicine failed me, spiritual healing was a desperate last hope.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Conventional success metrics are not always the best indicator of success.
          • Conventional wisdom has it that heat rises, but in fact heat diffuses: hot air rises.
          • Conventional wisdom once had it that bloodletting cures many diseases.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en conventionals
          2. en conventionally
          3. en conventionalize
          4. en conventionalise
          5. en conventionalist
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of conventional for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "conventional" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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