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con·ven·tion·al  audio  (kn-vnsh-nl) KEY 

  1. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary: conventional symbols; a conventional form of address.
  2. Conforming to established practice or accepted standards; traditional: a conventional church wedding.
    1. Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.
    2. Unimaginative; conformist: longed to escape from their conventional, bourgeois lives.
  3. Represented, as in a work of art, in simplified or abstract form.
  4. Law Based on consent or agreement; contractual.
  5. Of, relating to, or resembling an assembly.
  6. Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy: conventional warfare; conventional power plants.

con·vention·al·ism(Noun), con·vention·al·ist(Noun), con·vention·al·ly(Adverb)

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