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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.
All the artifice and conventionalism of life.
They gaze on all with dead, dim eyes, -- wrapped in
conventionalisms, . . . simulating feelings
according to a received standard. --F. W.
2. (Fine Arts) The principles or practice of
conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional [syn:
conventionality, convention, conventionalism] [ant:
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