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conventionalize

[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), con·ven·tion·al·ized, con·ven·tion·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make conventional.
  2. Art. to represent in a conventional manner.
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Also especially British, con·ven·tion·al·ise.

Origin of conventionalize

First recorded in 1850–55; conventional + -ize
Related formscon·ven·tion·al·i·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for conventionalization

Historical Examples

  • The weapon seemed to be a conventionalization of the octopus.

    The Evolution of the Dragon

    G. Elliot Smith

  • In the mythologies this kind of conventionalization was essential.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner

  • Conventionalization also reduces suggestion, perhaps to zero.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner

  • Primary definition of marriage; taboos and conventionalization.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner

  • The conventionalization in favor of what is amusing must always be recognized.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner


British Dictionary definitions for conventionalization

conventionalize

conventionalise

verb (tr)
  1. to make conventional
  2. to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
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Derived Formsconventionalization or conventionalisation, noun
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