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"conventional" in British English

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conventionaladjective

uk   /kənˈven.ʃən.əl/ us   /kənˈven.ʃən.əl/
B2 traditional and ordinary: conventional behaviour/attitudes/clothes conventional medicine/farming a conventional weddingdisapproving I find his art dull and conventional.
used to refer to weapons that are not nuclear, or to methods of fighting a war that do not involve nuclear weapons: conventional weapons/bombs

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conventionality
noun [U] uk   /kənˌven.ʃənˈæl.ə.ti/ us   /kənˌven.ʃənˈæl.ə.t̬i/
conventionally
adverb uk   /kənˈven.ʃən.əl.i/ us   /kənˈven.ʃən.əl.i/
(Definition of conventional from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conventional" in American English

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conventionaladjective

us   /kənˈven·ʃə·nəl/
following the usual practices of the past: We were raised in a conventional, middle-class family. It’s a conventional hot-water heater (= of the usual type).
Conventional weapons are not nuclear.
conventionally
adverb us   /kənˈven·ʃə·nəl·i/
He was conventionally dressed in suit and tie.
(Definition of conventional from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conventional" in Business English

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conventionaladjective

uk   /kənˈvenʃənəl/ us  
relating to accepted or traditional ways of doing something: conventional accounting/business practices/methods It is estimated that over one-third of sub-prime borrowers could have qualified for cheaper, conventional loans.
conventional wisdom
opinions or theories that have existed for a long time and that most people agree with: The book challenges the conventional wisdom that companies are engaged in a "war" for talent.
(Definition of conventional from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“conventional” in British English

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