conventional etymology

English word conventional comes from English convention, English -al

Detailed word origin of conventional

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
convention English (eng) (international law) A treaty or supplement to such.. A formal agreement, contract or pact.. A formal deliberative assembly of mandated delegates.. A meeting or gathering.. A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom.. The convening of a formal meeting.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
conventional English (eng) (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. Banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or clichéd.. Ordinary, commonplace.. Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and [...]

Words with the same origin as conventional

Descendants of -al
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