Meaning of CONVENTIONAL in English

CONVENTIONAL

adjective

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a conventional war (= not nuclear )

A conventional war would still cause unacceptable devastation.

conventional warfare (= not nuclear )

They had a stronger conventional warfare capability.

conventional weapons (= not nuclear )

With conventional weapons, the destruction is not so drastic.

conventional/orthodox medicine (= ordinary modern medicine )

Some sufferers reject conventional medicine.

conventional/traditional morality

a lack of concern for conventional morality

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■ ADVERB

more

There are, however, more conventional definitions of the Ocean's limits.

Paquita and I had always liked each other, but I knew she would have preferred me to be more conventional .

Eveleigh L.J. was more conventional in the form of his approach.

To catch up, Smith designed drill bits featuring synthetic diamonds with curved surfaces, rather than more conventional flat versions.

He reached for a more conventional musical palette, strings and woodwinds.

Would it be wiser to use a more conventional vehicle for a down payment?

The third development, the Lanterns, built to a more conventional design, was being completed during the survey period.

The principal directed her to stop discussing school politics, to teach economics, and to use more conventional teaching methods.

■ NOUN

approach

But after World War 11 scholars with new ideas began to challenge conventional approaches .

Managers found themselves wondering whether a conventional approach could replace the neural network.

The conventional approach to such questions is to use ordinary least squares regression methods, which are often unsatisfactory.

They offer several advantages over conventional approaches .

Most advocates of the conventional approach to systems development would accept that there is a need for at least this level of participation.

The conventional approach to nature was about to undergo a change, and that change was already making itself felt.

There are a number of points in favour of the conventional approach .

computer

There are fundamental limits to how fast a conventional computer can go.

Neural networks and conventional computers could be combined in a number of ways.

Computers and the Brain A conventional computer is typically a single processor acting on explicitly programmed instructions.

Database management systems are currently host-resident on conventional computers .

There is no question of making conventional computers obsolete.

In general, the examples exhibit behaviors that are more characteristic of people than of conventional computers .

forces

Prior to Sandys the orthodox military priesthood had seen nuclear weapons as being in support of conventional forces .

Meanwhile, its conventional forces are plenty good enough to banish the nuclear option to the realm of the theoretical.

Urging restraint in the development of conventional forces , the statement said that otherwise these could exacerbate political tensions.

Yet our conventional forces have not made an equivalent leap into the future.

Before 1957 was out, world events were sowing the seeds of a conventional forces counter-reformation.

First, he said, the treaty on conventional forces would likely be thrown overboard.

That would be much more likely if Mr Gorbachev could reduce his conventional forces and weaponry in the Warsaw Pact.

Throughout the alliance the will was lacking to create conventional forces on the scale needed to balance those of the Eastern bloc.

form

A main reason for their conversion from companies in the conventional form has been the maintenance of employment.

Despite worries to the contrary, pressed flowers photograph well and make a refreshing change from more conventional forms of artwork.

I would often rather read it than more conventional forms of literary scholarship.

Any conventional form of understanding must appropriate the other, in an act of violence and reduction.

means

Once nasty enough, this virus would start spreading by more conventional means .

They can not be driven from their burrows by conventional means .

They became less willing to transfer capital to the most troubled borrowers by the conventional means of foreign direct investment.

I hadn't enough money to get there by conventional means but no matter.

medicine

This tremendous progress of conventional medicine in the present century has confirmed belief in the treatment by opposites.

Currently, the problems people go online with the most are the problems that conventional medicine helps the least.

Much of conventional medicine has its roots in traditional medicine.

Many of them have been failed by conventional medicine or have rejected it.

Large areas of conventional medicine thus represent particular aspects of traditional medicine systematically developed and extended.

It works in a totally different way from conventional medicine , which is known to Homoeopathic practitioners as Allopathy.

method

Why use these techniques when to many conventional methods such as culture and serology are available?

Earlier studies on the deposit indicated the copper ore can be treated using conventional methods .

In theory, all these tasks could be done by conventional methods , i.e. paste-up, longhand correction, etc.

The company says it should make sanding three or four times faster than conventional methods .

Freeing glued joints I have tried to dismantle an old chair using conventional methods but the glued joints won't budge.

If these were built by conventional methods , they would need hundreds, rather than dozens, of layers.

A combinatory method loses some of the prestigious closeness to scientific rigour which a feminist psychology with a conventional method retains.

The combination of these methods provides optimum cooking quality and shorter cooking times of up to five times less than conventional methods.

morality

Individual response to the altered conditions was, as might be expected, conditioned by conventional morality .

Freed from the trappings of conventional morality , Van Ness is at liberty to invent his own.

This feeling has nothing to do with conventional views about conduct, or conventional morality , or ethics.

These urban comedies portrayed a new moral code in opposition to conventional morality .

sense

In the conventional sense of the word, which conveys some sort of harmony with the natural world, it certainly was.

Being able to work with others does not necessarily mean fitting in in a conventional sense .

It is not, however, an organising school in the conventional sense .

In its view, there is not the time, the manpower or even the need to spy in the conventional sense .

system

How does it compare with integrated or conventional systems ?

The technology is showing a great deal of promise in areas that have posed problems for conventional systems .

In Section 1.2 some critical comments were made of conventional systems analysis.

A language is often defined as a conventional system for communication, a system for conveying messages.

Where data analysis differs from conventional systems analysis is that it separates the data structures from the applications which use them.

treatment

The conventional treatment for large tumours, deep within the body, is to bombard them with powerful doses of gamma radiation.

A photograph showed a little girl with a twisted hip and shortened leg after more than a year of conventional treatment .

She had some ketoacidosis and responded to conventional treatment .

Such a possibility should be considered in all patients with unstable asthma that is difficult to control with conventional treatment .

He had suffered severe migraine which did not respond to conventional treatment .

view

The conventional view would be that our patient had asymptomatic coeliac disease and developed a lymphoma, which precipitated the initial presentation.

Our view of the future of elite workers differs radically from the conventional view.

The conventional view , then as now, was that Lanfranc had carried all before him in asserting the rights of Canterbury.

This feeling has nothing to do with conventional views about conduct, or conventional morality, or ethics.

This conventional view is summed up by the dominant reactions to the 1981 Brixton disorders.

But the conventional view may be too narrow.

Those who rejected the conventional view and took up the cause of Czechoslovakian children were largely outside the mainstream of refugee aid.

The conventional view is that some polysymptomatic patients have a psychologically based disability.These patients are extremely suggestible.

way

He does care about his own looks, but not in the conventional way .

The faculty at Thayer have decided to challenge the conventional ways of thinking about preparing students for the world after school.

The conventional way of looking at adolescence does, at any rate, emphasise some such division.

Does this mean that conventional ways are mistaken and should be abandoned?

But the challenge is also being met in more conventional ways , and many chemicals look promising as potential anti-viral agents.

Women found him charming and attractive, though not in the most conventional way .

Pareto analysis is a conventional way of establishing this.

weapon

With conventional weapons , the destruction is not so drastic, far more controlled, and more accurate and economical.

It was battle scarred, but mountains are not vulnerable to conventional weapons .

Armies are the main conventional weapon and have been around for over five millennia in various forms.

Nowhere was this more evident than in the marked differences in the handling of collaboration in the atomic and conventional weapons fields.

Mitterrand suggested extending Bush's measures to chemical and biological as well as conventional weapons and applying the plan globally.

Development studies During the last decade, the international trade in conventional weapons has almost doubled in volume every five years.

wisdom

Great leaders are seldom anticipated or understood by the conventional wisdom of their own time.

The past 12 months have seen developments that have thrown out the window much conventional wisdom about the business.

This pre-eminently is an occasion when we would expect the conventional wisdom to lose touch with the reality.

There will be many a swing in both conventional wisdom and political fortunes between now and November.

He set out a scenario which ran against the conventional wisdom at the time.

These attitudes have persisted in the conventional wisdom .

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(the) conventional/received/traditional etc wisdom

Clear-thinking organizations rely on cost justification to reveal these truths, even if they run counter to current plans and conventional wisdom .

Evidence introduced to bolster orthodoxy in one field frequently carried unforeseen implications for conventional wisdom in another.

He set out a scenario which ran against the conventional wisdom at the time.

Nothing is more completely accepted in the conventional wisdom than the cliche that economic life is endlessly and inherently uncertain.

That is all as it should be: but there are some dangers in conventional wisdom .

This pre-eminently is an occasion when we would expect the conventional wisdom to lose touch with the reality.

Under the stress of circumstance, the conventional wisdom is rejected.

We repudiated entirely customary morals, conventions and traditional wisdom .

nuclear/conventional forces

Before 1957 was out, world events were sowing the seeds of a conventional forces counter-reformation.

It committed the forthcoming summit to draw up a mandate for negotiations on short-range nuclear forces .

It was also important to demonstrate the ability of nuclear forces to ride out a surprise attack.

Meanwhile, its conventional forces are plenty good enough to banish the nuclear option to the realm of the theoretical.

Prior to Sandys the orthodox military priesthood had seen nuclear weapons as being in support of conventional forces .

Urging restraint in the development of conventional forces , the statement said that otherwise these could exacerbate political tensions.

Yet our conventional forces have not made an equivalent leap into the future.

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Conventional wisdom holds that more money for education means better schools for children.

A microwave cooks food much faster than a conventional oven.

a new proposal to limit conventional weapons in Europe

a young man with conventional tastes in clothes and music

Acupuncture may work, but I still believe in a more conventional approach to medicine.

Although expensive, it lasts longer and uses less energy than a conventional light bulb.

Her outrageous stage act is seen as a challenge to conventional morality.

My mother was very conventional - she didn't approve of my hippie lifestyle.

Rosemary led a quiet, conventional life until she went to college.

She ended her letter with a conventional "Yours Sincerely."

The hospital provides both conventional and alternative medical treatments.

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In conventional data processing, on the other hand, files are seen as a department or single application resource.

It can be used to transmit computer data to and from sites where conventional lines are not available.

That was the conventional wisdom in conventional Western business circles, in cautious places like New York and Frankfurt.

The zone blitz can fluster an offense because it looks nothing like a conventional blitz.

They argued that the use of atomic weapons violated both conventional and customary international law.

This feeling has nothing to do with conventional views about conduct, or conventional morality, or ethics.

Urging restraint in the development of conventional forces, the statement said that otherwise these could exacerbate political tensions.

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