conventional conventional  /kən ˈvɛn ʃə nəl/


  1. (adj) following accepted customs and proprieties
  2. (adj) conforming with accepted standards
  3. (adj) (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
  4. (adj) unimaginative and conformist
  5. (adj) represented in simplified or symbolic form
  6. (adj) in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past
  7. (adj) rigidly formal or bound by convention



  1. The conventional wisdom is to do MBA soon after college but there is a growing number of people who do MBA after gaining some experience.
  2. The weapons of this world are divided into two unholy lethal parts: conventional weaponry and weapons of mass destruction.
  3. It is a conventional website but does have some features of a media site that updates itself every second.


  1. Yen Is a Proxy for Japanese Recovery, Not a Driver of U.S. Stocks

    What was once a sort of oddball idea has become conventional wisdom: when the Japanese yen goes lower the U.S. stock market goes higher. Like anything else "everyone" believes, it's worth some time to question the premise before making investment decisions. Certainly the relationship between the yen and the S&P 500 (^GSPC) has been a [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Finance: Breakout

  2. 3 ways aging baby boomers will help the economy

    Conventional wisdom holds that a massive wave of retirees will kneecap the economy. But it's not all bad...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  3. Americas Petrogas Provides Update of Conventional Operations in Argentina

    Americas Petrogas Inc. is pleased to provide the following update of its conventional oil and gas activities in Argentina.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Although conventional interest rate policy is constrained by the fact that nominal interest rates cannot fall below zero, the second arrow in the Federal Reserve's quiver - the provision of liquidity - remains effective," Mr Bernanke said.
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: The Australian

  2. "This is not a time for conventional thinking or outdated dogma but for the fresh and innovative intervention that gets to the heart of the problem," Prime Minister Gordon Brown told a news conference.
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: ABC News

  3. "I think it's fair to say that the Republicans were the party of ideas for a pretty long chunk of time there over the last 10 to 15 years in the sense that they were challenging conventional wisdom," Obama told the newspaper.
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

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propriety propriety
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