Conventional

  • (adj): Unimaginative and conformist.
    Example: "Conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conventional:

Comfy Canapé
... In the card game bridge, CoCa or Comfy Canapé is a conventional defense against opposing 1NT openings ... of the opponents, both a double as well as a 2♣ overcall are conventional and establish spades and hearts, respectively as anchor suits ... can be either natural (single suiters), or conventional (as explained below) ...
Conventional Electrical Unit - Conversion To SI Units
... Unit Definition SI equivalent (CODATA 2006) conventional volt see above V90 = (KJ–90/KJ) V = V conventional ohm see above Ω90 = (RK/RK–90) Ω = Ω conventional ampere A90 = V90/Ω90 A90 = A conventional ...
Abrasive Machining - Abrasives
... grouped based on their hardness into two categories conventional abrasives and superabrasives ... Conventional abrasive materials have been used by man since the advent of machining ... Conventional abrasives can suitably machine most materials ...
Simplified Sewerage
... yard, rather than in the centre of the road as with conventional sewerage ... arrangements in place to remove blockages, which are more frequent than with conventional sewers ... Simplified sewerage is sometimes also referred to as conventional sewerage with appropriate standards, implying that most conventional sewers are overdesigned ...
Lundberg Family Farms - Business Model
... On the eco-farmed portion they use one insecticide, eight selected herbicides, some conventional fertilizers, and fewer cover crops ... The conventional methods mean less labor and less cost, allowing the company to compete in conventional markets ...

More definitions of "conventional":

  • (adj): In accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past.
    Example: "A conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white"; "the conventional handshake"
  • (adj): (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction.
    Example: "Conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
  • (adj): Rigidly formal or bound by convention.
    Synonyms: ceremonious
  • (adj): Following accepted customs and proprieties.
    Example: "Conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
  • (adj): Represented in simplified or symbolic form.
    Synonyms: formal, schematic
  • (adj): Conforming with accepted standards.
    Example: "A conventional view of the world"
    Synonyms: established

Famous quotes containing the word conventional:

    My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

    People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man.... It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous.
    Graham Greene (1904–1991)