traditional

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Etymology[edit]

tradition +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɹəˈdɪʃənəl/, /tɹəˈdɪʃnəl/

Adjective[edit]

traditional (comparative more traditional, superlative most traditional)

  1. Of, relating to, or derived from tradition.
    This dance is one of the traditional customs in the area.
    I think her traditional values are antiquated.
  2. Communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only
    traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  3. Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  4. In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  5. Relating to traditional Chinese.
    Coordinate term: simplified
    The traditional form of the character has twice as many strokes as the simplified form.

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Noun[edit]

traditional (plural traditionals)

  1. A person with traditional beliefs.
  2. (informal, uncountable) Short for traditional Chinese.
    Coordinate term: simplified
  3. (informal, uncountable) Short for traditional art (art produced with real physical media).
    Coordinate term: digital
  4. (informal, uncountable, music) Short for traditional grip.
    Coordinate term: matched