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Definition of "conventionalism" [con•ven•tion•al•ism]

  • Adherence to social conventions; conventional behavior (noun)
  • A conventional act or constraint (noun)
  • The doctrine that logical or mathematical principles are simply the expression of conventions (noun)

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Use "conventionalism" in a sentence
  • "Yes ... "conventionalism" is a better word for what I'm talking about simply because it immediately distances what I'm talking about from the quite separate but nonetheless interesting claim that fantasy as a literary form is institutionally racist."
  • "Reichenbach writes that: “The solution to the problem of space is ¦ found only in this conception we call conventionalism ¦ which goes back to Helmholtz and Poincaré.”"
  • "Women's instinctive attitude had a unique chance of displaying itself, and one wondered at the combined prudery and sentiment with which the subject was approached, while the most offensive part of their conventionalism was the sex-obsession, which was clotted, like cream turned sour, on all their judgments."