conventionality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

conventional +‎ -ity

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): kənventʃʌˈnælɪtɨ (US)

Noun[edit]

conventionality (countable and uncountable, plural conventionalities)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being conventional
  2. (countable) Something conventional; a convention
    • 1857, S. H. Hammond, Wild Northern Scenes[1]:
      Whither shall we flee from civilization, to take off the harness and be free, for a season, from the restraints, the conventionalities of society, and rest from the hard struggles, the cares and toils, the strifes and competitions of life?
    • 1894, John Muir, The Mountains of California[2]:
      The Sugar Pine is as free from conventionalities of form and motion as any oak.