What is conventional?

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

Some articles on conventional:

Simplified Sewerage
... 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 ...
Lundberg Family Farms - Business Model
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Comfy Canapé
... In the card game bridge, CoCa or Comfy Canapé is a conventional defense against opposing 1NT openings ... 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): 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): 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"
  • (adj): Following accepted customs and proprieties.
    Example: "Conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
  • (adj): Unimaginative and conformist.
    Example: "Conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"

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)

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

    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)