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Definition of Conventional

Conventional

  1. Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated.
  2. Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal.
  3. Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules.
  4. Abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t.

Conventional Quotations

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
Joseph Conrad

Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being.
Robin S. Sharma

Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.
Tom Peters

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Charles Dickens

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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Conventional Translations

conventional in Swedish is vedertagen, konventionell