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traditional

Traditional can describe anything that follows tradition, or a usual way of doing things. Traditional Mexican food includes tortillas and beans. A bag of corn chips with chili and fake cheese sauce, on the other hand, is not traditional.

A tradition can be personal or national, and the adjective traditional has tons of uses. Traditional football might require a brown pigskin ball or a white soccer ball, depending on where you live. Your traditional national costume could be a sari, while your friend's is a kimono. And that walking taco? It's traditional carnival food for some.

Definitions of traditional
  1. adjective
    consisting of or derived from tradition
    traditional history”
    traditional morality”
    Synonyms:
    conventional
    in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past
    handed-down, tralatitious
    having been passed along from generation to generation
    traditionalistic
    adhering to tradition especially in cultural or religious practices
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    Antonyms:
    nontraditional, untraditional
    not conforming to or in accord with tradition
  2. adjective
    pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines
    “the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished”
    Synonyms:
    mainstream, orthodox
    adhering to what is commonly accepted
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