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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.
a. Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.
b. Unimaginative; conformist: longed to escape from their conventional, bourgeois lives.
4. Represented, as in a work of art, in simplified or abstract form.
5. Law Based on consent or agreement; contractual.
6. Of, relating to, or resembling an assembly.
7. Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy: conventional warfare; conventional power plants.

con·ven′tion·al·ism n.
con·ven′tion·al·ist n.
con·ven′tion·al·ly adv.
References in classic literature ?
He resembles the old Conventionalist of '93, who said to Napoleon, in 1814, `You bend because your empire is a young stem, weakened by rapid growth.
here is that expressivism (on this conventionalist construal) adds
27) On this view, to reach decisions in hard cases, judges have to appeal to sources that the conventionalist may consider extralegal,(28) Such as a conception of justice or the general welfare.
Though Hegel is not a conventionalist according to Wood, his philosophy of history commits him to positing a radical kind of amoralism.
Yet, his emphasis on the commonalities between Eco and Peirce may prevent the non-specialized reader from grasping the import of Eco's strongly conventionalist position on language and reference, which often clashes with Peirce's philosophy.
Because of the focus on acting in accordance with social norms, Anderson notes that her theory might be called conventionalist (i.
The conventionalist wishes to instantiate the tradition in as coherent a way as possible.
This paper argues that this is not a coherent combination of views: one must go fully conventionalist, or fully realist.
One question that occurred to me was how LIR relates to conventionalist views of logic such as Carnap's.
JESSE BUTLER, "Clearing A Path for Conventionalist Modal Semantics.
This paper offers an interpretation of Plato's Cratylus 427d1-431c3 that supports a reading of the dialogue as a whole as concluding in favour of a conventionalist account of naming.
While some sections of Chapter 7 seem inessential to his main project, in Chapter 8 Darwall presents a compelling case for the fundamental inability of a Humean conventionalist understanding of justice and obligation to make sense of acting "conventionally" without presupposing the second-personal structure of address and recognition.