traditional

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tradition +‎ -al

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traditional (comparative more traditional, superlative most traditional)

  1. Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
    I think her traditional values are antiquated.
  2. Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  3. In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.

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