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conventional

[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl] /kənˈvɛn ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste:
conventional behavior.
2.
pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or accepted usage; arbitrarily determined:
conventional symbols.
3.
ordinary rather than different or original:
conventional phraseology.
4.
not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons or energy; nonnuclear:
conventional warfare.
5.
Art.
  1. in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
  2. (of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.
6.
of or pertaining to a convention, agreement, or compact.
7.
Law. resting on consent, express or implied.
8.
of or pertaining to a convention or assembly.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Late Latin conventiōnālis. See convention, -al1
Related forms
conventionalist, noun
conventionally, adverb
anticonventional, adjective
anticonventionally, adverb
anticonventionalist, noun, adjective
nonconventional, adjective
nonconventionally, adverb
quasi-conventional, adjective
quasi-conventionally, adverb
semiconventional, adjective
semiconventionally, adverb
Synonyms
1. See formal1 . 2. usual, habitual, customary.
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-conventional

conventional

/kənˈvɛnʃənəl/
adjective
1.
following the accepted customs and proprieties, esp in a way that lacks originality: conventional habits
2.
established by accepted usage or general agreement
3.
of or relating to a convention or assembly
4.
(law) based upon the agreement or consent of parties
5.
(arts) represented in a simplified or generalized way; conventionalized
6.
(of weapons, warfare, etc) not nuclear
noun
7.
(bridge) another word for convention (sense 7)
Derived Forms
conventionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-conventional

conventional

adj.

late 15c., "of the nature of an agreement," from Late Latin conventionalis "pertaining to convention or agreement," from Latin conventionem (see convention). Meaning "of the nature of a convention" is from 1812, now rare; "established by social convention" is from 1761; that of "following tradition" is from 1831; that of "non-nuclear" is from 1955. Realted: Conventionality; conventionally.

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