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tr.v. con·ven·tion·al·ized, con·ven·tion·al·iz·ing, con·ven·tion·al·iz·es
To make conventional.
con·ven′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. to make conventional
2. (Art Terms) to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
conˌventionaliˈzation, conˌventionaliˈsation n
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con•ven•tion•al•ize(kənˈvɛn ʃə nlˌaɪz)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make conventional.
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Past participle: conventionalized
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|Verb||1.||conventionalize - make conventional or adapt to conventions; "conventionalized behavior"|
|2.||conventionalize - represent according to a conventional style; "a stylized female head"|
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
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