conventional

conventional
con|ven|tion|al [ kən`venʃnəl ] adjective ***
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.
a ) someone who is conventional follows the usual and accepted opinions and ways of behaving, especially without questioning them
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
3. ) conventional medical treatments are the type of modern medical treatments based on drugs and operations used by most doctors in Europe, North America, etc. The expression conventional medicine is often used when comparing these methods with alternative medicine.
conventional wisdom
beliefs or opinions that most people accept as correct:
The study challenges the conventional wisdom that exercise is good for you.
╾ con|ven|tion|al|ly adverb

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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