from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not adhering to convention; out of the ordinary.
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- adj. Not adhering to convention or accepted standards
- adj. Out of the ordinary
- adj. Atypical
- n. Something or someone that is unconventional.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not conventional; not bound by unswerving rules; free in character, action, or treatment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not conventional or conformist
- adj. not conforming to accepted rules or standards
- adj. not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
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The term unconventional resources is applied to a broad category of fuels like shale gas, tar sands and other forms of oil and gas that require sophisticated technology to extract and are typically more expensive to develop.
He chalks up some of the perhaps unwanted attention he gets in the press to what he describes as his unconventional style of leadership.
The Zen Attraction system, while highly unconventional, is 100% ethical and does not involve any kind trickery or hypnosis.
He is interested in unconventional paths to personal growth and advocates strange things like killing your goals.
A game changer thinks about things in unconventional ways.
It was covered in unconventional records of various shapes and sizes: A small brown square record was once a promotion from inside an old cigarette pack.
The entire story in unconventional compared to anything I've had a chance to read in comic book form.
By the way, the government is engaging in unconventional monetary policy through this mechanism via the GSEs, not just the Fed.
What may be a departure is having characters that deal with grief, loss and love in unconventional ways.
It can be easily observed that they are present in unconventional places.