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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.
The fourth major school is the conventionalist or sentimentalist school that goes back to the moral philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment.
It is difficult to see how the conventionalist can escape this logic.
Shelby County justified the equal sovereignty principle in conventionalist terms.
According to Chad Hansen, the ancient Chinese saw language as conventionalist and nominalist.
15) Adapting to the military context what Popper called conventionalist strategies for defending existing theories against contrary evidence helps us identify three dysfunctional responses, or systems of denial, that occur when organizations are confronted with information that challenges their core competitive assumptions.
Kaspar finds this conventionalist account of the wrongness of murder unsatisfying because it fails to explain why murder is taken to be wrong, that is, why we have this convention.
Conventionalist Constraint (Versus Rationalization)
Crosscultural psychology, ethnographic methods, and biculturalism are just some of the dying gasps of a conventionalist scientific community devoted to the preservation of relativistic theory, comparative methodology, and an ideological program of discriminate self-interest (1999,3).
The conventionalist approach emphasizes the artificial, synthetic nature of fictional minds and focusses on their textuality.
This exemplifies the problems with a largely conventionalist account of neo-liberalism, even one that emphasises sociological over economic reasoning, to the extent that it studies political economy in terms of exchange relations, the management of competitive uncertainty, and inequalities that are generated by liberal market forces (or their proxies).
277, 291-301 (1985) (discussing realist and conventionalist theories of meaning).