conventional signs


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con·ven·tion·al signs

signs that acquire their function through social (linguistic) custom; for example, words, mathematical symbols.
See also: symbol (4).

con·ven·tion·al signs

(kŏn-ven'shŭn-ăl sīnz)
Signs that acquire their function through social (linguistic) custom (e.g., words, mathematical symbols).
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Over the years, the city has tried to direct hikers to the top of the summit along certain routes by using conventional signs affixed to wooden posts, trail markers attached to rocks, wooden fences, even piles of stones mortared together.
It was adopted as a recommended practice: Conventional Signs for Agricultural Engineers.
The [FOREIGN LANGAUGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII TEXT], the conventional signs, and the betoch are also reproduced in the transcription.
Many possible worlds are constructed by the fabric of conventional signs we weave about ourselves in both the arts and the sciences.
The city over the years has tried to direct hikers to the top of the summit along certain routes by using conventional signs affixed to wooden posts, trail markers attached to rocks, even piles of stones mortared together.
The first ASAE standard, called Conventional Signs for Agricultural Engineers, was adopted in 1912 and published in 1913 at Urbana, Illinois.

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