1. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary: conventional symbols; a conventional form of address.
conventional (a/C1 + greed/P) agreed
2. Conforming to established practice or accepted standards; traditional: a conventional church wedding.
conventional (esta/P + blished/C1) established
3. a. Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.
conventional (cere/C1 + monious/T) ceremonious
b. Unimaginative; conformist: longed to escape from their conventional, bourgeois lives.
conventional (old/T + fashioned/C2)
4. Represented, as in a work of art, in simplified or abstract form.
conventional (abs/C1 + tract/T) abstract
5. Law Based on consent or agreement; contractual.
conventional (consent/C1 + ed/P) consented
6. Of, relating to, or resembling an assembly.
conventional (of/C1 + convention/P)
7. Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy: conventional warfare; conventional power plants.
conventional (non/C1 + nuclear/S) non-nuclear
1. large sofa: a large well-upholstered sofa, especially one that can be converted into a bed
sofa (daven/S + port/T)
[aiuo/P, /MS/noun] is pronounced as “desk"/+-, "davenport"/+bp, "writing-table"/+cp; and [aiuo/P/MS/Ch] is pronounced as “table"/+-, "secretary"/+bp, "drawer"/+cp in the chest (circle) /Ch.
* When articulating "secretary" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "secretaire" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
When articulating "secretary" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /S/Ch/abT speaking posture, "escritoire" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
13. government(s), (usual) collective noun??
Usage Note: In American usage government always takes a singular verb. In British usage government, in the sense of a governing group of officials, takes a plural verb: The government are determined to follow this course. See Usage Note at collective noun.
governments (govern/P + ment/S) government/T
government (government/P + s/C2)
"government/P" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "government-member" of (not two but) one word.
Usage Note: In American usage, a collective noun takes a singular verb when it refers to the collection considered as a whole, as in The family was united on this question. The enemy is suing for peace. It takes a plural verb when it refers to the members of the group considered as individuals, as in My family are always fighting among themselves. The enemy were showing up in groups of three or four to turn in their weapons. In British usage, however, collective nouns are more often treated as plurals: The government have not announced a new policy. The team are playing in the test matches next week. A collective noun should not be treated as both singular and plural in the same construction; thus The family is determined to press its (not their) claim. Among the common collective nouns are committee, clergy, company, enemy, group, family, flock, public, and team. See Usage Notes at government, group.
USAGE: Collective nouns are usually used with singular verbs: the family is on holiday; General Motors is mounting a big sales campaign. In British usage, however, plural verbs are sometimes employed in this context, esp. where reference is being made to a collection of individual objects or people rather than to the group as a unit: the family are all on holiday. Care should be taken that the same collective noun is not treated as both singular and plural in the same sentence: the family is well and sends its best wishes or the family are all well and send their best wishes, but not the family is well and send their best wishes.
Examples of collective nouns are audience, committee, crowd, flock, government, jury, and orchestra, all of which are singular in form but plural in that they refer to groups that are made up of a number of individuals or individual things. Such nouns take singular verbs when they are regarded as units: The jury has handed down a unanimous verdict. They take plural verbs when emphasis is placed on the individuals making up the unit: The jury have been arguing among themselves for 12 hours, and no verdict is expected. Nouns that denote a class of objects, for example, furniture and luggage, are always singular: My luggage is missing. It is important to avoid inconsistency in your choice of verb and pronoun number when using collective nouns. For instance, this example contains inconsistencies: The committee has [singular] decided to reject the proposal and will give their [plural: use its] reasons in writing tomorrow. It is more common for a collective noun to take a plural verb in British English.
families (fami/C1 + ly/P) family/T
family (family/S + 's/P)
"family/S" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "family-member" of (not two but) one word.
enemies (ene/C1 + my/S) enemy/P
enemy (enemy/C1 + s/T)
"enemy/C2" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "enemy-member" of (not two but) one word.
committees (commi/S + ttee/T) committee/P
committee (committee/T + s/C2)
"committee/T" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "committee-member" of (not two but) one word.
clergies (cler/P + gy/S) clergy/T
clergy (clergy/P + s/C2)
"clergy/P" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "clergy-member" of (not two but) one word.
companies (compa/P + ny/S) company/T
company (company/P + s/C2)
"company/P" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "company-member" of (not two but) one word.
Re: Article of "group/warm, send/idioms, experiment-with, sure(ly), absent, away, gone, certain, convince, proven" <<Column 11. group>>
groups (g/P + roup/S) group/T
group (group/P + s/C2)
"group/P" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "group-member" of (not two but) one word.
flocks (f/C1 + lock/S) flock/P
flock (flock/C1 + s/T)
"flock/C2" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "flock-member" of (not two but) one word.
publics (pu/P + blic/S) public/T
public (public/P + s/C2)
"public/P" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "public-member" of (not two but) one word.
teams (te/C1 + am/S) team/P
team (team/C1 + s/T)
"team/C2" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "team-member" of (not two but) one word.
audiences (audi/C1 + ence/S) audience/P
audience (audience/C1 + s/T)
"audience/C2" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "audience-member" of (not two but) one word.
crowds (c/C1 + rowd/P) crowd/T
crowd (crowd/S + 's/P)
"crowd/S" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "crowd-member" of (not two but) one word.
juries (ju/C1 + ry/S) jury/P
jury (jury/C1 + s/T)
"jury/C2" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced as "jury-member" of (not two but) one word.
* When articulating "authorities" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abT speaking posture, "authority" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
Re: Article of "unchangeablene-/invariablene-/inalterability/feasibili-/survivab-, grow/vt? workablene-/corrupti-/viciousne-" <<Column 24. survivable/viable>>
The word viable was originally restricted to the senses of "able to grow" and "able to survive," as in a viable fetus. However, its extended sense of "able to be done or worth doing," as in "viable alternatives", s well established in the language.
* When articulating "viable" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "survivable" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
When articulating "viability" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abT speaking posture, "survivability" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
possible (vi/T + able/P) viable