"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators, Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?" So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply "They are merely conventional signs
Starting with pictographic symbols, the Sumerians later used conventional signs
, writing and transferring them on soft clay tablets using a stylus.
Everyone is aware of the conventional signs
of cyclicality in the economy, namely of activity speeding up or slowing down, and prices rising or falling.
At various times, the city has tried to direct hikers to the top of the summit along certain routes by using conventional signs
fixed to wooden posts, trail markers attached to rocks, wooden fences, even piles of stones mortared together.
Digital billboards are much brighter than conventional signs
and have a greater ability to attract and hold the attention of passing motorists.
Not that Mrs Hann ever demonstrates any of the conventional signs
of adherence to Islam, like attending a mosque, reciting the Koran, praying to Allah five times a day, wearing a burka or eschewing pork.
It may be time to develop a coordinated suite of "non-sign" wayfinding tools that addresses problems conventional signs
It was adopted as a recommended practice: Conventional Signs
for Agricultural Engineers.
Augustine (389 ad) called them signa data and signa naturalia, a distinction that continues to these days under the terms of conventional signs
and natural signs (Deely, 2006; Favareau, 2007).
The 'Signorum Explicatio' (or conventional signs
) in the bottom-right panel illustrates 40 symbols with their interpretation in German and Latin.
The footnote references and conventional signs
in the letters themselves are sometimes so extensive as to prove obtrusive, and the critical apparatus in the commentary after each letter is formidable in its detail.