What does unconventional mean?

Definitions for unconventionalˌʌn kənˈvɛn ʃə nl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unconventional.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unconventional(adj)

    not conforming to accepted rules or standards

    "her unconventional dress and hair style"

  2. unconventional(adj)

    not conventional or conformist

    "unconventional life styles"

  3. improper, unconventional, unlawful(adj)

    not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

    "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"

Wiktionary

  1. unconventional(Noun)

    Something or someone that is unconventional.

  2. unconventional(Adjective)

    Not adhering to convention or accepted standards

  3. unconventional(Adjective)

    Out of the ordinary

  4. unconventional(Adjective)

    Atypical

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unconventional

    un-kon-ven′shun-al, adj. not conventional, free in one's ways.—n. Unconventional′ity.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unconventional in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unconventional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Netflix Inc:

    We are approached on virtually every unconventional release by the networks and studios and, as a matter of course, don't discuss publicly the pitches, concepts or ideas that come our way.

  2. Michael Brown:

    This will be a challenge because the alliance's leaders have taken collective defense for granted for many years, because Russia has developed an array of unconventional tactics that will require new and unconventional responses, and because NATO will continue to be involved in training activities in Afghanistan.

  3. Bob Carter:

    At Toyota, we believe that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen, the first generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, launched between 2015 and 2020, will be critical, requiring a concerted effort and unconventional collaboration between automakers, government regulators, academia and energy providers.

  4. Luke Ming Flanagan:

    It will be particularly vigilant as regards the broader impact of recent oil price developments on medium-term inflation trends in the euro area, should it become necessary to further address risks of too prolonged a period of low inflation, the Governing Council is unanimous in its commitment to using additional unconventional instruments within its mandate.

  5. Michael Brown:

    NATO's biggest challenge in 2015 will be focusing on and advancing its core mission ensuring the security of the alliance's members and promoting stability in Europe, this will be a challenge because the alliance's leaders have taken collective defense for granted for many years, because Russia has developed an array of unconventional tactics that will require new and unconventional responses, and because NATO will continue to be involved in training activities in Afghanistan.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • unkonventionellGerman
  • poco convencionalSpanish
  • epätavallinen, epätavanomainenFinnish
  • non conventionnelFrench
  • לא קונבנציונאליHebrew
  • neconvențional, atipicRomanian
  • нетрадиционный, атипичный, нешаблонный, нетипичный, нестандартный, необычныйRussian

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