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traditionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /trəˈdɪʃ.ən/
B2 a ​belief, ​principle, or way of ​acting that ​people in a ​particularsociety or ​group have ​continued to ​follow for a ​longtime, or all of these ​beliefs, etc. in a ​particularsociety or ​group: Fireworks have ​long been an American tradition on the Fourth of ​July. Switzerland has a long tradition ofneutrality. [+ that] There's a tradition inouroffice that when it's somebody's ​birthday, they ​bring in a ​cake for all of us to ​share. We ​decided to break with tradition (= not ​behave as ​usual) this ​year and go away for ​Christmas. According to tradition, a ​headlessghostwalks through the ​corridors of the ​house at ​night.

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

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traditionnoun [C/U]

 us   /trəˈdɪʃ·ən/
a way of ​behaving or a ​belief that has been ​established for a ​longtime, or the ​practice of ​followingbehavior and ​beliefs that have been so ​established: [C] It is a ​western tradition for ​brides to ​wearwhite. [U] The Dinka ​people are cattle-farmers by tradition.
(Definition of tradition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tradition”
in Korean 전통…
in Arabic تَقْليد…
in Malaysian tradisi…
in French tradition…
in Russian традиция…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳統…
in Italian tradizione…
in Turkish gelenek, görenek, anane…
in Polish tradycja…
in Spanish tradición…
in Vietnamese truyền thống, phong tục, tập quán…
in Portuguese tradição…
in Thai ประเพณี, สิ่งที่ทำสืบต่อกันมา…
in German die Tradition…
in Catalan tradició…
in Japanese 伝統, 慣習…
in Chinese (Simplified) 传统…
in Indonesian tradisi, adat istiadat…
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