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conventionality

[kuh n-ven-shuh-nal-i-tee] /kənˌvɛn ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural conventionalities for 3, 4.
1.
conventional quality or character.
2.
adherence to convention.
3.
a conventional practice, principle, form, etc.
4.
conventionalities, conventional rules of behavior.
Origin of conventionality
1825-1835
1825-35; conventional + -ity
Related forms
semiconventionality, noun, plural semiconventionalities.
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British Dictionary definitions for conventionality

conventionality

/kənˌvɛnʃəˈnælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality or characteristic of being conventional, esp in behaviour, thinking, etc
2.
(often pl) something conventional, esp a normal or accepted rule of behaviour; propriety
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