conventionality
noun (plural -ties) Date: circa 1834 1. a conventional usage, practice, or thing 2. the quality or state of being conventional; especially adherence to conventions

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  • 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

  • conventionality — index ceremony, conformity (obedience), custom, decorum, formality, habit, practice (custom) …   Law dictionary

  • conventionality — [kən ven΄shə nal′ə tē] n. pl. conventionalities 1. the quality, fact, or condition of being conventional 2. conventional behavior or act 3. a conventional form, usage, or rule …   English World dictionary

  • conventionality — conventional ► ADJECTIVE 1) based on or in accordance with convention. 2) following social conventions; not individual or adventurous. 3) (of weapons or power) non nuclear. DERIVATIVES conventionalist noun conventionality noun conventionalize… …   English terms dictionary

  • conventionality — /keuhn ven sheuh nal i tee/, n., pl. 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. [1825 35;… …   Universalium

  • conventionality — noun kənventʃʌˈnælɪtɨ a) The state of being conventional b) Something conventional; a convention …   Wiktionary

  • conventionality — con·ven·tion·al·i·ty || kÉ™n‚venʃə nælÉ™tɪ n. quality of being usual or accepted; adherence to accepted norms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conventionality — con·ven·tion·al·i·ty …   English syllables

  • conventionality — con•ven•tion•al•i•ty [[t]kənˌvɛn ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) conventional quality or character 2) adherence to convention 3) a conventional practice, principle, or form • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • conventionality — /kənvɛnʃəˈnæləti/ (say kuhnvenshuh naluhtee) noun (plural conventionalities) 1. conventional quality or character. 2. adherence to convention. 3. a conventional practice, principle, form, etc. 4. the conventionalities, the conventional rules of… …   Australian English dictionary

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