nonconventional

adjective non·con·ven·tion·al \ ˌnän-kən-ˈvench-nəl , -ˈven(t)-shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 5 Apr 2018

Definition of nonconventional

: not conventional : not conforming to convention, custom, tradition, or usual practice : unconventional
  • nonconventional teaching methods
  • nonconventional energy sources
  • Ten years ago, the alternative press was hard to find but easy to define. Our task was to seek out the best thinking from the new left, the new age, and any other nonconventional source we could find.
  • —Eric Utne

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1851

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