Conventional

  • (adj): Rigidly formal or bound by convention.
    Synonyms: ceremonious
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conventional:

Abrasive Machining - Abrasives
... They can be 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 ...
Lundberg Family Farms - Business Model
... 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 ...
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 ...
Simplified Sewerage
... (sidewalk) or - if feasible - inside the back yard, rather than in the centre of the road as with conventional sewerage ... management 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 ...
Comfy Canapé
... 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 ... overcalls (2♦/♥/♠) can be either natural (single suiters), or conventional (as explained below) ...

More definitions of "conventional":

  • (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): 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): Conforming with accepted standards.
    Example: "A conventional view of the world"
    Synonyms: established
  • (adj): Unimaginative and conformist.
    Example: "Conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"

Famous quotes containing the word conventional:

    It is conventional to call “monster” any blending of dissonant elements.... I call “monster” every original inexhaustible beauty.
    Alfred Jarry (1873–1907)

    We must be generously willing to leave for a time the narrow boundaries in which our individual lives are passed ... In this fresh, breezy atmosphere ... we will be surprised to find that many of our familiar old conventional truths look very queer indeed in some of the sudden side lights thrown upon them.
    Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)

    A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
    Malcolm Bradbury (b. 1932)