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
          • To avoid misfuelling, diesel car owners could get a device that replaces the conventional fuel cap and prevents the petrol nozzle fitting in the tank.
          • This leads to highly efficient photon-to-electron conversion, orders of magnitude larger than conventional rectennas.
          • 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 once had it that bloodletting cures many diseases.
          • Conventional wisdom has it that heat rises, but in fact heat diffuses: hot air rises.
      • 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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