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conventionalism

[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl-iz-uh m] /kənˈvɛn ʃə nlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
adherence to or advocacy of conventional attitudes or practices.
2.
something conventional, as an expression or attitude.
3.
Philosophy. the view that fundamental principles are validated by definition, agreement, or convention.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; conventional + -ism
Related forms
anticonventionalism, noun
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