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"traditional" in British English

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traditionaladjective

uk   us   /trəˈdɪʃ.ən.əl/ /-ˈdɪʃ.nəl/
B1 following or ​belonging to the ​customs or ​ways of ​behaving that have ​continued in a ​group of ​people or ​society for a ​longtime without ​changing: The ​villagersretain a ​strongattachment to ​their traditional ​values/​customs/​beliefs. The ​school uses a ​combination of ​modern and traditional ​methods for ​teachingreading. The ​dancers were ​wearing traditional ​Hungariandress/​costume. She's very traditional (in her ​ideas and ​opinions).

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

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traditionaladjective

 us   /trəˈdɪʃ·ən·əl/
following or ​belonging to the ​ways of ​behaving or ​beliefs that have been ​established for a ​longtime: the traditional two-parent ​family traditional Southern ​cooking the traditional ​politeness of Japanese ​culture
traditionally
adverb  us   /trəˈdɪʃ·ən·əl·i/
The ​DemocraticPartywon a ​seat in the Senate that has traditionally been ​held by a ​Republican.
(Definition of traditional from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “traditional”
in Arabic تَقْليدي…
in Korean 전통적인…
in Portuguese tradicional…
in Catalan tradicional…
in Japanese 伝統的な, 従来の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 传统的…
in Turkish geleneksel, göreneksel, ananevî…
in Russian традиционный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳統的…
in Italian tradizionale…
in Polish tradycyjny…
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