Meaning of “orthodox” in the English Dictionary

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uk /ˈɔː.θə.dɒks/ us /ˈɔːr.θə.dɑːks/

C2 (of beliefs, ideas, or activities) considered traditional, normal, and acceptable by most people:

orthodox views/opinions
We would prefer a more orthodox approach/solution to the problem.

C2 (of religious people) having more traditional beliefs than other people in the same religious group:

orthodox Christians/Jews/Muslims
the (Greek/Russian/Eastern) Orthodox Church

a part of the Christian Church, with many members in Greece, Russia, and eastern Europe

(Definition of “orthodox” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"orthodox" in American English

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us /ˈɔr·θəˌdɑks/
noun [ C/U ] us /ˈɔr·θəˌdɑk·si/

Any questioning of conservative orthodoxy was viewed as an act of betrayal.

(Definition of “orthodox” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"orthodox" in Business English

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uk /ˈɔːθədɒks/ us

traditional, and accepted by most people:

Orthodox economic theory has failed to explain the role of technological change in society.
orthodox strategies for socio-economic development in developing countries

(Definition of “orthodox” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)