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the received wisdom

Common knowledge that is held to be true, but may not be. The received wisdom says to feed a cold and starve a fever, but that doesn't reflect current medical practice.
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the conventional wisdom

Common knowledge that is held to be true, but may not be. The conventional wisdom says to feed a cold and starve a fever, but that doesn't reflect current medical practice.
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conventional wisdom

A widely held belief on which most people act. For example, According to conventional wisdom, an incumbent nearly always wins more votes than a new candidate . This term was invented by John Kenneth Galbraith, who used it in The Affluent Society (1958) to describe economic ideas that are familiar, predictable, and therefore accepted by the general public. Today it is used in any context where public opinion has considerable influence on the course of events.
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conventional/received ˈwisdom

the view or belief that most people have: Conventional wisdom has it that riots only ever happen in big cities.The term conventional wisdom was first used by the economist John Kenneth Galbraith in his book The Affluent Society.
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To asses the importance of internal and external factors on the profitability of Islamic and conventional banks.
A total petroleum system will normally include both discrete accumulations of oil and gas in conventional pools, reservoirs and fields, as well as more extensive "continuous-type accumulations" in shales and tight rocks ("The total petroleum system: the natural fluid network that constrains the assessment unit" US Geological Survey, 2000).
Although towel and tissue grades of paper were originally made on single-wire four-drinier machines, there has been an evolution to roll type gap formers, and the dominant design for conventional tissue grades is the Crescent former.
A team of Italian scientists studied differences in antioxidant levels in conventional versus organic peaches and pears (Carbonaro et al.
Through increasing ceramic technology, the Unicast Process has allowed smaller, conventional metalcasting facilities to recoup the work they have lost over the past decade.
However, doctrine for conventional force support to SOF, as conducted in Afghanistan, is lacking or non-existent.
And all for $20,000 to $30,000 more than a conventional car.
But one contemporary biopesticide development company has found that for its chemical control alternatives to become large-scale successes with organic and conventional producers alike, it must march to the tune of a different drummer.
Will the addition of CAM benefits undermine coverage policies for conventional biomedicine?
The diversity of the participants' goals and strategies also complicates the task: The government mortgage insurers that account for most of the risk-bearing activity in the government mortgage system are nonprofit and accept nearly all the credit risk of the mortgages they insure; the mortgage originators, insurers, and purchasers that make up the conventional mortgage system are profit-seeking and generally act to spread the risk throughout the system.
They have several advantages over conventional imagesetters.
Water used to wash conventional produce can't also be used on organic fruits and vegetables.
Spreadsheet and database software accommodate large data files by using all the conventional memory in a microcomputer.
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