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 for conventionalism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              All the artifice and conventionalism of life.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
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              They gaze on all with dead, dim eyes, -- wrapped in
              conventionalisms, . . . simulating feelings
              according to a received standard.     --F. W.
                                                    Robertson.
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     2. (Fine Arts) The principles or practice of
        conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  conventionalism
      n 1: orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional [syn:
           conventionality, convention, conventionalism] [ant:
           unconventionality]

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