Conventionalities
Conventionality Con*ven`tion*al"i*ty, n.; pl. {Conventionalities}. The state of being conventional; adherence to social formalities or usages; that which is established by conventional use; one of the customary usages of social life. [1913 Webster]

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  • con|ven|tion|al|i|ty — «kuhn VEHN shuh NAL uh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. conventional quality or character: »the conventionality of modern life. 2. conventional behavior; adherence to custom: »Conventionality requires people to wear clothes in public. 3. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conventionality — Con*ven tion*al i*ty, n.; pl. {Conventionalities}. The state of being conventional; adherence to social formalities or usages; that which is established by conventional use; one of the customary usages of social life. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Stereotyped — Ste re*o*typed, a. 1. Formed into, or printed from, stereotype plates. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Formed in a fixed, unchangeable manner; as, stereotyped opinions. [1913 Webster] Our civilization, with its stereotyped ways and smooth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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