Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to conventionalism: conventionalist
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.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a variety of conduct and thought based solely upon the usages, opinions, and practices of one’s own society. — conventionalist, n.See also: Attitudes
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||conventionalism - orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional|
orthodoxy - the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
conventionalism[kənˈvenʃənəlɪzəm] N → convencionalismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005