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:

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 ...
Lundberg Family Farms - Business Model
... 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 ... of the opponents, both a double as well as a 2♣ overcall are conventional and establish spades and hearts, respectively as anchor suits ... can be either natural (single suiters), or conventional (as explained below) ...
Simplified Sewerage
... - inside the back yard, rather than in the centre of the road as with conventional sewerage ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "conventional":

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

    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)

    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)

    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)