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traditionnoun [C or U]

uk   /trəˈdɪʃ.ən/ us   /trəˈdɪʃ.ən/
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 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 headless ghost walks through the corridors of the house at night.

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traditionnoun [C/U]

us   /trəˈdɪʃ·ən/
a way of behaving or a belief that has been established for a long time, or the practice of following behavior and beliefs that have been so established: [C] It is a western tradition for brides to wear white. [U] The Dinka people are cattle-farmers by tradition.
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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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