con·ven·tion·al / kənˈvenchənl/ • adj. based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed: a conventional morality. ∎ (of a person) concerned with what is generally held to be acceptable at the expense of individuality and sincerity. ∎ (of a work of art or literature) following traditional forms and genres: conventional love poetry. ∎ (of weapons or power) nonnuclear. ∎ Bridge (of a bid) intended to convey a particular meaning according to an agreed upon convention.Often contrasted with natural. DERIVATIVES: con·ven·tion·al·ism / -ˌizəm/ n. con·ven·tion·al·ist / -ist/ n. con·ven·tion·al·i·ty / -ˌvenchəˈnalitē/ n. con·ven·tion·al·ize / -ˌīz/ v. con·ven·tion·al·ly adv.
Derived from or contingent upon the mutual agreement of the parties, as opposed to that created by or dependent upon a statute or other act of the law.
A conventional home mortgage is one in which the interest rate is agreed upon by the parties to it: the borrower and the lender.