• The Ursulaines' Convent
    The Ursulaines' Convent
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj conventional following accepted customs and proprieties "conventional wisdom","she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior","conventional forms of address"
    • adj conventional unimaginative and conformist "conventional bourgeois lives","conventional attitudes"
    • adj conventional (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy "conventional warfare","conventional weapons"
    • adj conventional in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past "a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white","the conventional handshake"
    • adj conventional rigidly formal or bound by convention "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"
    • adj conventional conforming with accepted standards "a conventional view of the world"
    • adj conventional represented in simplified or symbolic form
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Almost naked, foot-sore, heart-sore, he arrived at the convent gate Almost naked, foot-sore, heart-sore, he arrived at the convent gate
Convent of Nonnenwerth Convent of Nonnenwerth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chicago has hosted the most presidential conventions with 25. Fourteen have been Republican and 11 Democratic.
    • Conventional (Fine Arts) Abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Cf. Conventionalize v. t.
    • Conventional (Fine Arts) Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules.
    • Conventional Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated. "Conventional services reserved by tenures upon grants, made out of the crown or knights' service."
    • Conventional Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal. "Conventional decorum.""The conventional language appropriated to monarchs.""The ordinary salutations, and other points of social behavior, are conventional ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first "Hello" badge used to identify guests and hosts at conventions, parties, etc. was traced back to September 1880. It was on that date that the first Telephone Operators Convention was held at Niagara Falls and the "Hello" badge was created for that event.
    • conventional Relating or pertaining to a convention, or formal meeting of delegates.
    • conventional Stipulated; covenanted; established by agreement.
    • conventional Arbitrarily selected, fixed, or determined: as, a conventional sign.
    • conventional Arising out of custom or usage; sanctioned by general concurrence; depending on usage or tacit agreement; not existing from any natural growth or necessity; generally accepted or observed; formal.
    • conventional Specifically In the fine arts, depending on accepted models or traditions, irrespective of independent study of nature; traditionally or purposely deviating from natural forms, although properly retaining the principles which underlie them: as, the conventional forms of birds, beasts, flowers, etc., in heraldry and on coins.
    • conventional In law, resting in actual contract: as, the conventional relation of landlord and tenant, as distinguished from the implied obligation to pay for use and occupation, incurred by occupying another's land without agreement.
    • conventional In card-playing, noting any method of conveying information which is not based on the principles of the game, such as the trump signal, the American leads, etc.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1968, a convention of beggars in Dacca, India, passed a resolution demanding that the minimum amount of alms be fixed at 15 paisa (three cents).
    • adj Conventional formed by convention: growing out of tacit agreement or custom: customary: not spontaneous
    • ***


  • Lucy Maud Montgomery
    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    “As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.”
  • Robert Motherwell
    Robert Motherwell
    “The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.”
  • Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Veblen
    “In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.”
  • George Santayana
    “There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    “People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conventionalis,: cf. F. conventionnel,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. convention-em. See Convene.


In literature:

The Convention, by an immense majority of votes, adopted an ordinance declaring that Louisiana ceased to be a State within the Union.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
State party conventions had been held in Pennsylvania and New York.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Champlain set aside ground for their convent, and they first erected an altar and celebrated Mass.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Let the conventional be conventional still!
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The Socialist Convention and Platform.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The task before the Convention was a hard and perilous one, and nothing about it was more hard and perilous than its definition.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
It was a tree belonging to the convent which waved before the window; and below lay the convent garden, fresh with the dews of the night.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Conventions indispensable.+ Conventionality is often denounced as untrue and hypocritical.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Then, for the first time, the text of the convention between the two powers was communicated to Paoli.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
That Committees do not sit while the Convention shall be, or ought to be sitting, without leave of the Convention.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
There was a counter-convention at Pittsburg; there were "soldiers' and sailors' conventions" on both sides.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Mathias, a young clerk of the convent has an interview with Martha, the niece and ward of Frederic Engel, the rich warden of the convent.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
He called a convention of Royalists, which met, and signed a protest against the resolutions.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
The plan and organization of a convention is easy in practice.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
It was largely through his instrumentality that the convention of 1787 was called; and he presided over its labors.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
At the convention Apezteguia was rebuked and repudiated, though left in office.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
What passionate, barren loves haunt the hearts of women in convents!
"Sister Dolorosa and Posthumous Fame" by James Lane Allen
He wrote many patriotic songs, and was made member of the Convention.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Practically the only schools for girls during the Middle Ages were the convents.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
But later a convention met at Harrodsburg and employed four evangelists; that was in 1857.
"The Story of a Life" by J. Breckenridge Ellis

In poetry:

"I follow'd the hearse to the convent aisle,
But the prayers I dar'd not hear:
'Twas nearly dusk when the rites were done;
I knew not what to fear !
"The Penitent's Confession" by Anne Bannerman
They brought him on a bier of spears.--
For him--the death-won spurs and name;
For her--the sting of secret tears,
And convent walls to hide her shame.
"The Epic" by Madison Julius Cawein
Much am I minded of a certain night—
A night of moon and drifting clouds that hid
The convent wall from overmuch of light
Whereby one watched forbid.
"Lovelace Grown Old" by Theodosia Garrison
``'Twas He, you answer, that did make
Earth, sea, and sky: He maketh all;
The gleeful notes that flood the brake,
The sad notes wailed in Convent stall.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
But north, still north, Saint Brandan steer'd—
And now no bells, no convents more!
The hurtling Polar lights are near'd,
The sea without a human shore.
"Saint Brandan" by Matthew Arnold
And one is waiting
The gallant mating
Close by the church at the convent grating,
Gnawing his lip
With an angry grip,
Till down on his beard the blood doth drip.
"The Marriage" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

If the Republican National Convention gets a little too stressful, you can always unwind—gratis—in "Tampa Bay's only gay owned and gay operated, private club, resort & bathhouse".
Maybe hitting the Stone Pony or Convention Hall for a concert, or just spending a day at the beach.
They should have been at the Democratic National Convention.
House Speaker John Boehner made with the funny at today's New York delegation breakfast here in Clearwater, (sort of) not far from the Republican National Convention site.
Taken together, this nearly helped Hatch survive a tea party challenge at Saturday's Republican nominating convention.
Beyond the implications for the Bedouins ' survival, the Israeli plans to relocate them appear to be a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits forcible population transfers in areas occupied as a result of war.
Enlarge The Post-Standard Foreign students board a bus at the Convention Center to be evacuated from the resort, Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 in Ocean City, Md.
Aramark's operation at the Anaheim Convention Center has purchased a herd of 75 beef cattle as part of a sustainability initiative.
The Piechowski's have been actively involved in the Waupaca Beekeepers Association for over 10 years, and were co-chairs of this year's state convention in Waupaca.
YES, the model you see in the new spring campaign for Barneys New York is not your conventional spring chicken.
But the evidence for this conventional wisdom is lacking.
But I must whip it out in connection with the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week.
Citing a chance of thunderstorms, Democratic convention organizers scrapped plans for President Obama have decided to hold the president's big speech inside the convention center instead of a huge stadium.
00-9:00 am on KKFI, will expand to a two-hour broadcast during the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) and Democratic National Convention (DNC).
The Democrats had a good convention , one clearly reflected in a respectable post- convention bounce – the Republicans, not so much.

In science:

The results of this conventional extrapolation are presented in Fig. 1 by the closed triangle and the circle .
Activation Energy in a Quantum Hall Ferromagnet and Non-Hartree-Fock Skyrmions
Compared to the conventional models where randomness enters as an on-site potential, it resides on links (i.e., as a gauge field) in chiral models.
Singular Density of States of Disordered Dirac Fermions in the Chiral Models
We will extend s• to ˜s• , with the convention ˜s−1 = τ .
The nonabelian bar resolution
Note that this method takes into account a sign convention which permits the proper handling of the four-momentum current.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
We use the convention that the row index i increases as one goes downward and the column index j increases as one goes across.
GL(n,q) and Increasing Subsequences in Nonuniform Random Permutations
In other words, it is conventionally considered to be non-renormalizable.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
These two principles conventionally exhibit themselves through Lorentz invariance.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
The Euler-Lagrange equation of motion of eq.(6.24) also gives out the conventional Dirac equation.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
If conterterm δL contains infinite unknown parameters, the theory will lost its predictive power and it is conventionally regarded as a non-renormalizable theory.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
In conventional quantum field theory, spin-1 field is a vector field, and vector field is a spin-1 field.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
With this convention an A◦ -module means a right A-module. A finitely generated A-module is called finite.
Dualizing Complexes and Tilting Complexes over Simple Rings
In section 4, it will be necessary for us to fix this scalar, and it is important that some definite convention be followed consistently.
On equations defining coincident root loci
More recently, the conventional Schwinger model (two dimensional massless QED with Dirac fermions) regularized in a nongauge invariant way (we call it anomalous Schwinger model (ASM)) was considered as a possibly non-confining model with dynamical mass generation as well .
Exact Renormalization of Massless QED2
It is analogous to the one obtained in in the case av = 1 (in which the ASM reduces to the conventional Schwinger model, thanks to preservation of intermediate gauge invariance).
Exact Renormalization of Massless QED2
For a > 1, the propagator has, at most, a pole with null residue in p2 = 0, what indicates that there are no single particle states, as it happens in the conventional Schwinger model , in the Thirring model and in the Schr¨oer model .
Exact Renormalization of Massless QED2