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Definition of traditional adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1being part of the beliefs, customs, or way of life of a particular group of people, that have not changed for a long time traditional dress It's traditional for Americans to eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day. traditional values
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) following older methods and ideas rather than modern or different ones synonym conventional traditional methods of teaching Their marriage is very traditional. opposite nontraditional
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adverb The festival is traditionally held in May. Housework has traditionally been regarded as women's work.
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