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Meaning of CONVENTIONALISM

Pronunciation:  kun'venshu`nlizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
 

CONVENTIONALISM is a 15 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: convention, conventionality
 
 Antonyms: unconventionality
 
 See Also: conformity, orthodoxy, ossification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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