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tradition

tra·di·tion

tradition

 
 
pronunciation:
tr dI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process of handing down a culture's beliefs, customs, and mores from one generation to the next.
Tradition has preserved many of our ancient customs.
similar words:
culture, custom, legacy, root, socialization, teaching, usage
definition 2: the beliefs, customs, and mores of a culture or group handed down from one generation to the next, or any one of these.
Tradition calls for the bride to wear white on her wedding day.She is bound by tradition to live with her husband's family.He accused his father of being blinded by tradition.It is a tradition in our family to open presents on Christmas Eve.
synonyms:
custom, folkways
similar words:
beliefs, culture, folk tales, folklore, heritage, lore, mores, mythology, old wives' tales, practices, rite, rituals, superstition
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  • traditional:
    according to tradition.
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some things that maintain traditions