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- (uncountable) Adherence to social conventions; conventional behavior
- (countable, obsolete) A conventional act or constraint
- (uncountable, philosophy) The doctrine that logical or mathematical principles are simply the expression of conventions
2007 October 2, Andrew D. Cling, “The epistemic regress problem”, Philosophical Studies, volume 140, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9152-6:
- Skepticism arrives at conventionalism by way of the claims that the conditions on evidential support cannot be satisfied […] but that we must have beliefs in order to carry on.