conventionality

[ kuh n-ven-shuh-nal-i-tee ]
/ kənˌvɛn ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural con·ven·tion·al·i·ties for 3, 4.

conventional quality or character.
adherence to convention.
a conventional practice, principle, form, etc.
conventionalities, conventional rules of behavior.

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Origin of conventionality

First recorded in 1825–35; conventional + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM conventionality

sem·i·con·ven·tion·al·i·ty, noun, plural sem·i·con·ven·tion·al·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for conventionality

conventionality
/ (kənˌvɛnʃəˈnælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality or characteristic of being conventional, esp in behaviour, thinking, etc
(often plural) something conventional, esp a normal or accepted rule of behaviour; propriety
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