What is conventional?

  • (adj): Following accepted customs and proprieties.
    Example: "Conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conventional:

Lundberg Family Farms - Business Model
... 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 ...
Abrasive Machining - Abrasives
... 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 ...
Comfy Canapé
... In the card game bridge, CoCa or Comfy Canapé is a conventional defense against opposing 1NT openings ... 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) ...
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 ...
Simplified Sewerage
... 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 ... is sometimes also referred to as conventional sewerage with appropriate standards, implying that most conventional sewers are overdesigned ...

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): Unimaginative and conformist.
    Example: "Conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
  • (adj): Rigidly formal or bound by convention.
    Synonyms: ceremonious
  • (adj): Represented in simplified or symbolic form.
    Synonyms: formal, schematic
  • (adj): Conforming with accepted standards.
    Example: "A conventional view of the world"
    Synonyms: established
  • (adj): (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction.
    Example: "Conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"

Famous quotes containing the word conventional:

    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)

    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)

    Westminster Abbey is nature crystallized into a conventional form by man, with his sorrows, his joys, his failures, and his seeking for the Great Spirit. It is a frozen requiem, with a nation’s prayer ever in dumb music ascending.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)