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tradition

noun [C or U] uk   /trəˈdɪʃ.ən/ us  
B2 a belief, principle, or way of acting that people in a particular society or group have continued to follow for a long time, or all of these beliefs, etc. in a particular society or group: Fireworks have long been an American tradition on the Fourth of July. Switzerland has a long tradition of neutrality. [+ that] There's a tradition in our office that when it's somebody's birthday, they bring in a cake for us all to share. We decided to break with tradition (= not behave as usual) this year and go away for Christmas. According to tradition, a headless ghost walks through the corridors of the house at night.
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in Korean 전통…
in Arabic تَقْليد…
in French tradition…
in Turkish gelenek, görenek, anane…
in Italian tradizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳統…
in Russian традиция…
in Polish tradycja…
in Spanish tradición…
in Portuguese tradição…
in German die Tradition…
in Catalan tradició…
in Japanese 伝統, 慣習…
in Chinese (Simplified) 传统…
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