Associations to the word «Conventional»


CONVENTIONAL, adjective. Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.
CONVENTIONAL, adjective. Ordinary, commonplace.
CONVENTIONAL, adjective. Banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or clichéd.
CONVENTIONAL, noun. (finance) A conventional gilt-edged security, a kind of bond paying the holder a fixed cash payment (or coupon) every six months until maturity, at which point the holder receives the final payment and the return of the principal.
CONVENTIONAL MEMORY, noun. (computing) The first 640 kilobytes of RAM in an IBM-compatible PC
CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN, noun. A fixed- or adjustable-rate, fully amortized loan secured by a mortgage or deed of trust that is not insured or guaranteed by an agency of the federal government (such as FHA or VA). (Source: Office of Thrift Supervision [1])
CONVENTIONAL OVEN, noun. An oven that uses radiant heat (such as from burners or heating elements) to heat; and does not use a fan to recirculate heated air or electromagnetic induction or other means to heat.
CONVENTIONAL OVENS, noun. Plural of conventional oven
CONVENTIONAL PCI, noun. PCI (the computer bus), as opposed to the newer PCI Express.
CONVENTIONAL WAR, noun. Conventional warfare
CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, noun. The waging of war in a manner which does not use nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons.
CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, noun. The waging of war in set military battles, as opposed to waging guerrilla warfare or fighting insurgencies.
CONVENTIONAL WARS, noun. Plural of conventional war
CONVENTIONAL WEAPON, noun. A weapon of warfare which is not nuclear, chemical, or biological in nature.
CONVENTIONAL WEAPONRY, noun. Destructive implements of warfare which are not nuclear, chemical, or biological in nature.
CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS, noun. Plural of conventional weapon
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM, noun. A belief or set of beliefs that is widely accepted, especially one which may be questionable on close examination.

Dictionary definition

CONVENTIONAL, adjective. Following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address".
CONVENTIONAL, adjective. Conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world".
CONVENTIONAL, adjective. (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy; "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons".
CONVENTIONAL, adjective. Unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes".
CONVENTIONAL, adjective. Represented in simplified or symbolic form.
CONVENTIONAL, adjective. In accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past; "a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white"; "the conventional handshake".
CONVENTIONAL, adjective. Rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt".

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