Conventional vs. Traditional

Conventional vs. Traditional — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Conventional and Traditional

Conventionaladjective

Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary

conventional symbols.a conventional form of address.

Traditionaladjective

Of, relating to, or in accord with tradition

a traditional wedding ceremony.

Conventionaladjective

Conforming to established practice or accepted standards; traditional

a conventional church wedding.

Traditionaladjective

Of, relating to, or derived from tradition.

This dance is one of the traditional customs in the area.I think her traditional values are antiquated.

Conventionaladjective

Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.

Traditionaladjective

Communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only.

traditional expositions of the Scriptures.

Conventionaladjective

Unimaginative; conformist

longed to escape from their conventional, bourgeois lives.

Traditionaladjective

Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.

Conventionaladjective

Represented, as in a work of art, in simplified or abstract form.

Traditionaladjective

In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.

Conventionaladjective

(Law) Based on consent or agreement; contractual.

Traditionaladjective

Relating to traditional Chinese.

The traditional form of the character has twice as many strokes as the simplified form.

Conventionaladjective

Of, relating to, or resembling an assembly.

Traditionalnoun

A person with traditional beliefs.

Conventionaladjective

Using means other than nuclear energy

conventional power plants.

Traditionaladjective

consisting of or derived from tradition;

traditional historytraditional morality

Conventionaladjective

Using means other than nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons

conventional warfare.

Traditionaladjective

pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines;

the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished

Conventionaladjective

Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.

Conventionaladjective

Ordinary, commonplace.

They wear conventional clothes, eat conventional food, and keep conventional hours.

Conventionaladjective

Banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or clichéd.

Conventionaladjective

(weapons) Pertaining to a weapon which is not a weapon of mass destruction.

Conventionaladjective

(agriculture) Making use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

Conventionaladjective

(bridge) In accordance with a bidding convention, as opposed to a natural bid.

Conventionalnoun

(finance) A conventional gilt-edged security, a kind of bond paying the holder a fixed cash payment (or coupon) every six months until maturity, at which point the holder receives the final payment and the return of the principal.

Conventionaladjective

following accepted customs and proprieties;

conventional wisdomshe had strayed from the path of conventional behaviorconventional forms of addressunconventional life styles

Conventionaladjective

conforming with accepted standards;

a conventional view of the world

Conventionaladjective

(weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction;

conventional warfareconventional weapons

Conventionaladjective

unimaginative and conformist;

conventional bourgeois livesconventional attitudes

Conventionaladjective

represented in simplified or symbolic form

Conventionaladjective

in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past;

a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional whitethe conventional handshake

Conventionaladjective

rigidly formal or bound by convention;

their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt