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conventionalism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conventionalism  \Con*ven"tion*al*ism\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  received  or  established  by  convention  or 
  arbitrary  agreement;  that  which  is  in  accordance  with  the 
  fashion,  tradition,  or  usage. 
 
  All  the  artifice  and  conventionalism  of  life. 
  --Hawthorne. 
 
  They  gaze  on  all  with  dead,  dim  eyes,  --  wrapped  in 
  conventionalisms,  .  .  .  simulating  feelings 
  according  to  a  received  standart.  --F.  W. 
  Robertson 
 
  2.  (Fine  Arts)  The  principles  or  practice  of 
  conventionalizing.  See  {Conventionalize},  v.  t. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conventionalism 
  n  :  orthodoxy  as  a  consequence  of  being  conventional  [syn:  {conventionality}, 
  {convention}]  [ant:  {unconventionality}] 




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