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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 standard.   --F. W. Robertson.
 2. Fine Arts The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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