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traditional

tra·di·tion·al

traditional

 
pronunciation:
tr dI sh nl
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to customs and ways of doing things within a particular culture that are passed down from one generation to the next with little change.
Traditional country music does not employ drums or electric guitars.The kimono is a traditional form of dress in Japan.
antonyms:
avant-garde, innovative, modern, new, non-traditional
similar words:
conservative, orthodox
definition 2: in accordance with a particular tradition.
The baking of holiday breads is traditional in our family at Christmas time.
 
synonyms:
customary
antonyms:
avant-garde, innovative, novel
similar words:
conventional, orthodox
derivation: traditionally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word traditional contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.