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Definition of "traditional" []

  • Of, relating to, or in accord with tradition: a traditional wedding ceremony. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "traditional" in a sentence
  • "The term traditional diet once meant a plain, none-too-varied regional diet that was the standard fare of farmers and laborers."
  • "A common position on what we call traditional shamanism -- ancient and indigenous tribes with exclusive cultural rituals and cosmology -- is that it is a religion."
  • "We are the social workers, psychiatrists, workers at homeless shelters and rape crisis centers -- and still some people and groups blame us for the breakup of what they call the "traditional American family.""