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The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.
Florence Nightingale

Meaning of "conventionality" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONVENTIONALITY

conventionality  [kənˌvɛnʃəˈnælɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONVENTIONALITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Conventionality is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONVENTIONALITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Convention (norm)

A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom. Certain types of rules or customs may become law and regulatory legislation may be introduced to formalize or enforce the convention. In a social context, a convention may retain the character of an "unwritten law" of custom. In physical sciences, numerical values are called conventional if they do not represent a measured property of nature, but originate in a convention, for example an average of many measurements, agreed between the scientists working with these values.

Definition of conventionality in the English dictionary

The definition of conventionality in the dictionary is the quality or characteristic of being conventional, esp in behaviour, thinking, etc. Other definition of conventionality is something conventional, esp a normal or accepted rule of behaviour; propriety.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONVENTIONALITY


additionality
əˌdɪʃəˈnælɪtɪ
cardinality
ˌkɑːdɪˈnælɪtɪ
carnality
kɑːˈnælɪtɪ
commonality
ˌkɒməˈnælɪtɪ
constitutionality
ˌkɒnstɪˌtjuːʃəˈnælɪtɪ
criminality
ˌkrɪmɪˈnælɪtɪ
emotionality
ɪˌməʊʃəˈnælɪtɪ
externality
ˌɛkstɜːˈnælɪtɪ
finality
faɪˈnælɪtɪ
internationality
ˌɪntəˌnæʃəˈnælɪtɪ
irrationality
ɪˌræʃəˈnælɪtɪ
marginality
ˌmɑːdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ
nationality
ˌnæʃəˈnælɪtɪ
originality
əˌrɪdʒɪˈnælɪtɪ
penality
pɪˈnælɪtɪ
personality
ˌpɜːsəˈnælɪtɪ
proportionality
prəˌpɔːʃəˈnælɪtɪ
rationality
ˌræʃəˈnælɪtɪ
tonality
təʊˈnælɪtɪ
venality
viːˈnælɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONVENTIONALITY

conventicler
convention
convention centre
conventional
Conventional Forces in Europe
conventional medicine
conventional weapons
conventional wisdom
conventionalisation
conventionalise
conventionalism
conventionalist
conventionalities
conventionalization
conventionalize
conventionally
conventionary
conventioneer
conventioner
conventionist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONVENTIONALITY

ability
air quality
augmented reality
confidentiality
equality
functionality
homosexuality
hospitality
in reality
inequality
locality
low-quality
morality
mortality
municipality
quality
reality
sexuality
speciality
spirituality
vitality

Synonyms and antonyms of conventionality in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «conventionality» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONVENTIONALITY

Find out the translation of conventionality to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of conventionality from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «conventionality» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

套子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

convencionalidad
570 millions of speakers

English

conventionality
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अभिसमय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اصطلاحية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

условность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

convencionalidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চলিত রীতিসংমতকরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

convention
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Konvensional
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Konventionalität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

慣例
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인습
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Conventionality
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tập tục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

conventionality
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परंपरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kalıplaşmış davranış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

convenzionalità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umowność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

умовність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

convenționalism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμβατικότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konvensionaliteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

conventionality
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

conventionality
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of conventionality

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENTIONALITY»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENTIONALITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about conventionality

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5 QUOTES WITH «CONVENTIONALITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word conventionality.
1
Charlotte Bronte
Conventionality is not morality.
2
Denholm Elliott
The conventionality of the English is something I find unattractive - the whole lack of joy in the physical.
3
Florence Nightingale
The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.
4
Bill O'Reilly
Historically, Alaska is a place that has attracted those fed up with conventionality.
5
Francis Parkman
Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONVENTIONALITY»

Discover the use of conventionality in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to conventionality and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Conventionality of Figurative Language: A Usage-based Study
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universit'at M'unchen, 2008.
Sandra Handl, 2011
2
Fear and Conventionality
Witty, graceful, and impassioned, this book will be of interest to social and cultural historians and anyone interested in early twentieth-century America.
Elsie Clews Parsons, 1997
3
Conventionality in cognitive development: how children ...
This volume brings together scholars from diverse areas in cognitive development to consider the psychological mechanisms supporting the use and acquisition of conventional knowledge.This is the 115th volume of the quarterly report series ...
Charles W. Kalish, Chuck W. Kalish, Mark A. Sabbagh, 2007
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Law, Morality, and Legal Positivism: Proceedings of the 21st ...
Analysis. According to Hart's Conventionality Thesis, it is a conceptual truth that the content of the legality criteria in any conceptually possible legal system is exhausted by the content of the conventional recognition norms practiced by officials.
International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. World Congress, Kenneth Einar Himma, 2004
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The Lexicon in Acquisition
If children observe conventionality, they should take the adult language - the input they hear addressed to them - as the target to aim for. If they observe contrast, they should assume that differences in form signal differences in meaning. I begin ...
Eve V. Clark, 1995
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Conventionality and Children's Word Learning
Nonetheless, the meanings of words are treated as objective facts about the world. This is because of conventionality - the members of a given linguistic community agree upon the link between a word and its meaning (Clark, 1993).
Annette M. E. Henderson, 2007
7
Windows to the Mind: Metaphor, Metonymy and Conceptual Blending
Salience. and. the. conventionality. of. metonymies. Sandra. Handl. 1. Introduction For good reasons, cognitive linguists' descriptions of metaphor and metonymy typically focus on examples which are inconspicuous with regard to their ...
Sandra Handl, Hans-Jörg Schmid, 2011
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Objectivity, Invariance, and Convention: Symmetry in ...
The implication for the conventionality thesis is that one may not have a uniquely definable simultaneity criterion after all; now one must choose between one of three options, or, which leads to the same conclusion, choose which group of ...
Talal A. Debs, 2009
9
Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime
And since a three- dimensional world (the present) is defined as everything that exists simultaneously at the moment 'now', the conventionality of simultaneity means that the definition of the present is also a matter of convention. Therefore ...
Vesselin Petkov, 2009
10
Space, Time, and Geometry
GRONBAUM ON THE CONVENTIONALITY OF GEOMETRY Physical geometry is an especially good case study for one interested in the problem of conventionalism in science for at least two reasons. First, there exist a large number of ...
Patrick Suppes, 1973

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONVENTIONALITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term conventionality is used in the context of the following news items.
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Updated: Everything we know about Legend of Zelda Wii U …
This lack of conventionality is also evident in the visuals, which are inspired by Japanese animation and "look different" to past games in the ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
2
True Detective season 2, episode 3: A huge letdown leads an …
All three shows have been hamstrung by conventionality at one turn or another, by an adherence to genre that prevents them from really ... «Vox, Jul 15»
3
Polyamory Is Bad For Kids, Polyamorists, And Society
With the chains of conventionality broken, Burrows and Brad can escape sexual boredom by “falling in love, over and over and over ... «The Federalist, Jul 15»
4
The Rantin' Raven: The Perfect Couple – Ideal or Illusion?
Granting Maslow's 30-years-out-of-date conventionality in specifying “wife” and “husband” rather than “woman” and “man”, every Wiccan would ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
5
St Vincent: 10 of the best
Whatever the meaning, St Vincent certainly seems freed from the shackles of conventionality, a boon for the rest of us, as her oeuvre is as ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
FOLLOW PAUL BROWN FOLLOW KING OF CATS
... from his first few years with some newer stuff (although that's where any hint of a relationship between King of Cats and conventionality ends) ... «Drowned In Sound, Jun 15»
7
A scene from Carlos Marques-Marcet's 10.000 Km. [Photo: Broad …
... casual verisimilitude to distract from the obviousness of the construction, resulting in the same ungainly struggle between conventionality and ... «slantmagazine, Jun 15»
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Mesquite Horn among several teams vying for 7-on-7 championship …
For example, Mesquite Horn and Laredo United may never strap up for a Friday night contest; in the world of 7-on-7, though, conventionality ... «TexasHSFootball.com, Jun 15»
9
Gay Marriage Is American As Apple Pie
Emphasizing their conventionality and familiarity, rather than flamboyance and rebelliousness, gays have framed equal treatment as a civil ... «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
10
Petite Meller: the pop star 'bringing libidinal unconscious dreams …
... from her handful of gigs so far, she's clearly possessed of a voice and stage presence that might have been nudged towards conventionality. «The Guardian, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Conventionality [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/conventionality>. Mar 2020 ».
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