conventionalism


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con·ven·tion·al

 (kən-vĕn′shə-nəl)
adj.
1. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary: conventional symbols; a conventional form of address.
2. Conforming to established practice or accepted standards; traditional: a conventional church wedding.
3.
a. Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.
b. Unimaginative; conformist: longed to escape from their conventional, bourgeois lives.
4. Represented, as in a work of art, in simplified or abstract form.
5. Law Based on consent or agreement; contractual.
6. Of, relating to, or resembling an assembly.
7. Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy: conventional warfare; conventional power plants.

con·ven′tion·al·ism n.
con·ven′tion·al·ist n.
con·ven′tion·al·ly adv.

conventionalism

(kənˈvɛnʃənəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. advocacy of or conformity to that which is established
2. something conventional
3. (Philosophy) philosophy a theory that moral principles are not enshrined in the nature of things but merely reflect customary practice
4. (Philosophy) philosophy the theory that meaning is a matter of convention and thus that scientific laws merely reflect such general linguistic agreement
conˈventionalist n

conventionalism

a variety of conduct and thought based solely upon the usages, opinions, and practices of one’s own society. — conventionalist, n.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conventionalism - orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
orthodoxy - the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
ossification, conformity - hardened conventionality
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conventionalism

[kənˈvenʃənəlɪzəm] Nconvencionalismo m
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The worthy magistrate who had been conversant with all degrees and qualities of mankind, could not but perceive every motion and gesture of the distinguished Feathertop came in its proper place; nothing had been left rude or native in him; a well-digested conventionalism had incorporated itself thoroughly with his substance and transformed him into a work of art.
Her friendliness, and utter unreserve, took me aback for a moment; yet there was no touch of forwardness, or boldness, about the child for child, almost, she seemed to be: I guessed her at scarcely over twenty--all was the innocent frankness of some angelic visitant, new to the ways of earth and the conventionalisms or, if you will, the barbarisms--of Society.
As many have noted, the sophist's conventionalism, which denies humanity a political nature and denigrates virtue, is an important link between sophistry and modern thought.
Conventionalism is the norm in modern linguistics: Whether we call the ingredients in our breakfast scrambled egg, oeuf, or huevo shouldn't matter as long as we all agree.
Being 'religious' does not automatically build a firewall against accepting totalitarianism, and when fundamentalist religions teach authoritarian submission, authoritarian aggression, and conventionalism, they help create the problem.
In Figure 2, minimum subjectivity tends to be associated with methodological approaches such as positivism, realism, instrumentalism and conventionalism.
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While Fauser describes some overtly patriotic works as mired in conventionalism and "propagandist surface Americana" (p.
Among specific topics are infinite possibilities and possibilities of infinity, the state of affairs regarding true assertions, revisiting the refutation of conventionalism, his Jewish philosophy, and the Deweyan deposit in his thinking.
Plato's own views are most often connected to those expressed by Socrates in the dialogue, which has been both interpreted as a middle ground between that of conventionalism and naturalism.
Syed Mazhar Hussain, CHRO PTCL said that PTCL is cognisant of the changing landscape of telecom industry and continues to promote divergent and non-linear thinking for driving innovation, escaping conventionalism, creating strategic roadmaps, and envisioning the future.
Syed Mazhar Hussain said that PTCL is cognizant of the changing landscape of telecom industry and continues to promote divergent and non-linear thinking for driving innovation, escaping conventionalism, creating strategic roadmaps, and envisioning the future.