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Definition of Conventional mines

Conventional mines Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Land mines, other than nuclear or chemical, that are not designed to self-destruct. They are designed to be emplaced by hand or mechanical means. Conventional mines can be buried or surface laid and are normally emplaced in a pattern to aid in recording. See also mine. (JP 3-15)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )