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- n. Adherence to social conventions; conventional behavior
- n. A conventional act or constraint
- n. The doctrine that logical or mathematical principles are simply the expression of conventions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is received or established by convention or arbitrary agreement; that which is in accordance with the fashion, tradition, or usage.
- n. The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Adherence or the tendency to adhere to conventional usages, regulations, and precedents; conventionality; formalism.
- n. That which is received or established by convention or agreement; a conventional phrase, form, ceremony, etc.; something depending on conventional rules and precepts.
- n. In anthropology, the tendency of human activities to lose their significance in the course of the development of culture, and to become conventional.
- n. In the fine arts, the tendency of realistic representations of animals, plants, and other natural forms to become more conventional; in the course of the development of decorative art, the tendency of realistic motives to change into geometrical forms.
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- n. orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
conventional + -ism (Wiktionary)