nonconventional

adjective
non·​con·​ven·​tion·​al | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈvench-nəl How to pronounce nonconventional (audio) , -ˈven(t)-shə-nᵊl \

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

Examples of nonconventional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fears that Moscow might introduce nonconventional weapons into the Ukrainian conflict have intensified in the wake of Russian failures to quickly to capture major Ukrainian cities. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Fears that Moscow might introduce nonconventional weapons into the Ukrainian conflict have intensified in the wake of Russian failures to quickly to capture major Ukrainian cities. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Fears that Moscow might introduce nonconventional weapons into the Ukrainian conflict have intensified in the wake of Russian failures to quickly to capture major Ukrainian cities. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Fears that Moscow might introduce nonconventional weapons into the Ukrainian conflict have intensified in the wake of Russian failures to quickly to capture major Ukrainian cities. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Fears that Moscow might introduce nonconventional weapons into the Ukrainian conflict have intensified in the wake of Russian failures to quickly to capture major Ukrainian cities. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Fears that Moscow might introduce nonconventional weapons into the Ukrainian conflict have intensified in the wake of Russian failures to quickly to capture major Ukrainian cities. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Fears that Moscow might introduce nonconventional weapons into the Ukrainian conflict have intensified in the wake of Russian failures to quickly to capture major Ukrainian cities. Anchorage Daily News, 12 Mar. 2022 This included outreach efforts through nonconventional media and trusted community voices in underserved communities, via programs overseen by Becerra. Edward-isaac Dovere, CNN, 6 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nonconventional

1851, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Nonconventional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonconventional. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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