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  • a  following accepted customs and proprieties
    conventional wisdom
    she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior
    conventional forms of address
  • s  conforming with accepted standards
    a conventional view of the world
  • a  (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
    conventional warfare
    conventional weapons
  • a  unimaginative and conformist
    conventional bourgeois lives
    conventional attitudes
  • s  represented in simplified or symbolic form
  • s  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
  • s  rigidly formal or bound by convention

  • 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.
  • The weapons of this world are divided into two unholy lethal parts: conventional weaponry and weapons of mass destruction.
  • It is a conventional website but does have some features of a media site that updates itself every second.
News & Articles


  • Ben Bernanke in The Australian
    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.
  • Gordon Brown in ABC News
    This is not a time for conventional thinking or outdated dogma but for the fresh and innovative intervention that gets to the heart of the problem,Prime Minister Gordon Brown told a news conference.
  • Barack Obama in Forbes
    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.

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