What is the difference between conventional and traditional?

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As adjectives the difference between conventional and traditional

is that conventional is pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour while traditional is of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the scriptures.

As a noun conventional

is (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.

conventional

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.
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  • Ordinary, commonplace.
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  • Banal]], trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or [[clichéd.
  • Synonyms

    * ("pertaining to a convention"): typical, canonical * ("banal"): stereotypical

    Antonyms

    * ("pertaining to a convention"): atypical, out of the ordinary, unconventional * ("ordinary"): imaginative

    Derived terms

    * conventionalism * conventionalist * conventionally * conventional mortgage loan * conventional war * conventional warfare * conventional weapon * conventional weaponry * conventional wisdom

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
  • traditional

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • I think her traditional values are antiquated .
  • Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Antonyms

    * nontraditional, non-traditional * untraditional

    Derived terms

    * traditionally