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adjective conventional pronunciation in American English /kənˈvenʃ(ə)nəl/
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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] of the usual, traditional, or accepted type, instead of being new and different

    You can cook the meat either in a microwave or in a conventional oven.

    He wanted a conventional marriage with a wife and kids.

    the problems associated with conventional methods of energy production

    Her views are remarkably conventional.

    1. a.
      someone who is conventional follows the usual and accepted opinions and ways of behaving, especially without questioning them
  2. 2
    [usually before noun] conventional weapons are guns, bombs, etc. of the usual type, not nuclear weapons. A conventional war is one that does not involve the use of nuclear weapons

    the deployment of conventional armed forces in Europe

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