What is conventional?

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

Some articles on conventional:

Abrasive Machining - Abrasives
... 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 ...
Simplified Sewerage
... - if feasible - inside the back yard, rather than in the centre of the road as with conventional sewerage ... to remove blockages, which are more frequent than with conventional sewers ... sewerage is sometimes also referred to as conventional sewerage with appropriate standards, implying that most conventional sewers are overdesigned ...
Lundberg Family Farms - Business Model
... 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) Ω = Ω conventional ampere A90 = V90/Ω90 A90 ...
Comfy Canapé
... In the card game bridge, CoCa or Comfy Canapé is a conventional defense against opposing 1NT openings. 1NT opening of the opponents, both a double as well as a 2♣ overcall are conventional and establish spades and hearts, respectively as anchor suits ... Higher overcalls (2♦/♥/♠) can be either natural (single suiters), or conventional (as explained below) ...

More definitions of "conventional":

  • (adj): Conforming with accepted standards.
    Example: "A conventional view of the world"
    Synonyms: established
  • (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): (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction.
    Example: "Conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word conventional:

    The mastery of one’s phonemes may be compared to the violinist’s mastery of fingering. The violin string lends itself to a continuous gradation of tones, but the musician learns the discrete intervals at which to stop the string in order to play the conventional notes. We sound our phonemes like poor violinists, approximating each time to a fancied norm, and we receive our neighbor’s renderings indulgently, mentally rectifying the more glaring inaccuracies.
    W.V. Quine (b. 1908)

    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)

    First it must be known that only a spoken word or a conventional sign is an equivocal or univocal term; therefore a mental content or concept is, strictly speaking, neither equivocal nor univocal.
    William of Occam (c. 1285–1349)