Con*ven"tion*al*ism (?), n.


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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