conventionalize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v conventionalize make conventional or adapt to conventions "conventionalized behavior"
    • v conventionalize represent according to a conventional style "a stylized female head"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conventionalize To make conventional; to bring under the influence of, or cause to conform to, conventional rules; to establish by usage.
    • v. i Conventionalize (Fine Arts) To make designs in art, according to conventional principles. Cf. Conventionalize v. t., 2.
    • Conventionalize (Fine Arts) To represent according to an established principle, whether religious or traditional, or based upon certain artistic rules of supposed importance.
    • Conventionalize (Fine Arts) To represent by selecting the important features and those which are expressible in the medium employed, and omitting the others.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conventionalize To render conventional; bring under the influence of conventional rules; render observant of the forms and precedents of society. Specifically
    • conventionalize In the fine arts, to render or represent in a conventional manner—that is, either by exact adherence to a rule or in a manner intentionally incomplete and simplified.
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Usage

In literature:

The use of the acanthus leaf conventionalized in a strictly primitive fashion characterizes most of the Byzantine work in Italy.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
The shell is ornamented in a conventionalized way as if with scales.
"Animal Figures in the Maya Codices" by Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
In some vessels of the period there is a combination of conventionalized naturalistic ornament and geometric design.
"The Sea-Kings of Crete" by James Baikie
Wagner's music is made up of the sounds of Nature conventionalized.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Nature does not give us a conventionalized language, either written or spoken.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Yet no conventionalized Puritanism, no mere living on the dead level of habitual virtues could satisfy the leaders of the great migration.
"Beginnings of the American People" by Carl Lotus Becker
Was the conventionalization of the octopus design much more ancient than the earliest Trojan examples of the symbol?
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Even the medieval traditions still lived on in subtly conventionalized forms.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
So many of these ruffians, or wandering comedians that were hated, or scorned, pitied, embraced, conventionalized.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Everywhere the conventionalized book-language is spoken by the few.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
All the arts are a conventionalization, an ordering of nature.
"Mental Efficiency" by Arnold Bennett
M. Knaak assumed a ballet pose which expressed a conventionalized horror.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Everything that could be carved is there, figures, foliage, tracery, moldings and mere conventionalized ornament.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Art for art, insisted upon in this way, could only end in conventionalizing the very thing it was meant to assist.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
For instance, the fondant can be molded into cups of conventionalized flower designs.
"Candy-Making Revolutionized" by Mary Elizabeth Hall
If she would become worldly, artificial, and conventionalized.
"The Golden Road" by Frank Waller Allen
The whole is treated in a conventionalized style that indicates long traditions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Animal figures are much used in conventionalized designs.
"Indian Scout Talks" by Charles A. Eastman
The drama had become conventionalized.
"Tragedy" by Ashley H. Thorndike
One view of these flowers is not unlike the conventionalized tulip.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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In news:

A lot to see in Tampa for GOP conventioneers.
F or the past few days, New Yorkers and conventioneers alike have been asking the same question: Why here.
Cities near Tampa, Fla. Are hoping to convince some conventioneers to visit more.
The convenient amnesia of conventioneers.
GOP conventioneers heading for Tampa, while TS Isaac is likely nearmiss .
Held in Las Vegas, this year's show attracted approximately 60,000 conventioneers from inside the industry.
Tampa -bound GOP conventioneers will venture into a land of the Ringling Bros Circus, Salvador Dali, and the world's longest sidewalk.
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In science:

For a population of 2000 individuals S = 8 is sufficient for the conventionalization of syntax, and for a population 100 times larger it is sufficient to select S = 10.
Viability of an elementary syntactic structure in a population playing Naming Games
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