Definition of conventionally adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈvenʃənəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈvenʃənəli//
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  1. 1(often disapproving) in a way that tends to follow what is done or considered acceptable by society in general; in a way that is normal and ordinary, and perhaps not very interesting conventionally dressed Though not conventionally pretty (= not pretty according to generally accepted ideas of what is pretty), she dressed with flair.
  2. 2in a way that follows what is traditional or the way something has been done for a long time conventionally grown food (= grown according to conventional methods) Gross National Product (GNP) is conventionally used to indicate economic development.
  3. opposite unconventionally