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Meaning of “orthodox” in the English Dictionary

"orthodox" in British English

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orthodoxadjective

uk   /ˈɔː.θə.dɒks/  us   /ˈɔːr.θə.dɑːks/
C2 (of ​beliefs, ​ideas, or ​activities) ​consideredtraditional, ​normal, and ​acceptable by most ​people: orthodox ​treatment/​methods orthodox ​views/​opinions We would ​prefer a more orthodox ​approach/​solution to the ​problem.
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C2 (of ​religiouspeople) having more ​traditionalbeliefs than other ​people in the same ​religiousgroup: orthodox Christians/Jews/Muslimsthe (Greek/Russian/Eastern) Orthodox Church a ​part of the ​Christian Church, with many ​members in Greece, Russia, and ​easternEurope
(Definition of orthodox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"orthodox" in American English

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orthodoxadjective

 us   /ˈɔr·θəˌdɑks/
(of ​beliefs, ​ideas, or ​activities) ​followinggenerallyacceptedbeliefs or ​standards: orthodox ​methods of ​teaching
orthodoxy
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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orthodoxadjective

uk   us   /ˈɔːθədɒks/
traditional, and ​accepted by most ​people: Orthodox ​economictheory has ​failed to explain the role of ​technologicalchange in ​society. orthodox ​strategies for socio-economic ​development in ​developing countries
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(Definition of orthodox from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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