Conventionalizing
Conventionalize Con*ven"tion*al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conventionalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conventionalizing}.] 1. To make conventional; to bring under the influence of, or cause to conform to, conventional rules; to establish by usage. [Also spelled {conventionalise}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Fine Arts) (a) To represent by selecting the important features and those which are expressible in the medium employed, and omitting the others. (b) To represent according to an established principle, whether religious or traditional, or based upon certain artistic rules of supposed importance. [1913 Webster]


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