What is 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 ...
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 ...
Simplified Sewerage
... than in the centre of the road as with conventional sewerage ... 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
... 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 ...
Comfy Canapé
... In the card game bridge, CoCa or Comfy Canapé is a conventional defense against opposing 1NT openings ... the opponents, both a double as well as a 2♣ overcall are conventional and establish spades and hearts, respectively as anchor suits ... 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): (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction.
    Example: "Conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
  • (adj): Unimaginative and conformist.
    Example: "Conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
  • (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): 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:

    If the Nazis have really been guilty of the unspeakable crimes circumstantially imputed to them, then—let us make no mistake—pacifism is faced with a situation with which it cannot cope. The conventional pacifist conception of a reasonable or generous peace is irrelevant to this reality.
    John Middleton Murry (1889–1957)

    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)

    It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.
    Anita Brookner (b. 1938)