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conventional

adjective
 
 
/kənˈvenʃənəl/
TRADITIONAL B2 Conventional people are traditional and not willing to try new ideas.Custom, tradition and conformity
USUAL B2 Conventional objects or ways of doing things are the usual ones that have been used for a long time: conventional farming/medicineCustom, tradition and conformity
conventional arms/forces/warfare, etc not involving the use of nuclear weaponsArms and munitions in general
conventional wisdom what most people believe → Opposite unconventionalCustom, tradition and conformity
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