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tra·di·tion

 (trə-dĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication: cultural practices that are preserved by tradition.
2.
a. A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage: the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
b. A set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present: followed family tradition in dress and manners. See Synonyms at heritage.
3. A precept or a body of precepts that are not written in the sacred book of a religion, such as the Bible, but are considered holy or true.
4. A style or method of an activity or practice, especially of artistic expression, that is recognized and sometimes imitated: satire in the tradition of Jonathan Swift.
5. A piece of folklore: "a popular medieval tradition that identified the queen of Sheba with the Blessed Virgin Mary" (Nicholas Clapp).

[Middle English tradicioun, from Old French, from Latin trāditiō, trāditiōn-, from trāditus, past participle of trādere, to hand over, deliver, entrust : trā-, trāns-, trans- + dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

tradition

(trəˈdɪʃən)
n
1. the handing down from generation to generation of the same customs, beliefs, etc, esp by word of mouth
2. the body of customs, thought, practices, etc, belonging to a particular country, people, family, or institution over a relatively long period
3. a specific custom or practice of long standing
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a doctrine or body of doctrines regarded as having been established by Christ or the apostles though not contained in Scripture
5. (Judaism) (often capital) Judaism a body of laws regarded as having been handed down from Moses orally and only committed to writing in the 2nd century ad
6. (Islam) the beliefs and customs of Islam supplementing the Koran, esp as embodied in the Sunna
7. (Law) law chiefly Roman law Scots law the act of formally transferring ownership of movable property; delivery
[C14: from Latin trāditiō a handing down, surrender, from trādere to give up, transmit, from trans- + dāre to give]
traˈditionless adj
traˈditionist n

tra•di•tion

(trəˈdɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, etc., from generation to generation, esp. by word of mouth or by practice.
2. something that is so handed down: the traditions of the Eskimos.
3. a long-established or inherited way of thinking or acting: a break with tradition.
4.
a. (among Jews) a body of laws and doctrines, or any one of them, held to have been received from Moses and orig. handed down orally from generation to generation.
b. (among Christians) a body of teachings, or any one of them, held to have been delivered by Christ and His apostles but not orig. committed to writing.
[1350–1400; Middle English tradicion < Old French < Latin trāditiō handing over, transfer <trādi, variant s. of trādere to give over (trā-, variant of trāns- trans- + -dere, comb. form of dare to give)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tradition - an inherited pattern of thought or actiontradition - an inherited pattern of thought or action
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
2.tradition - a specific practice of long standingtradition - a specific practice of long standing
practice - knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
habit, wont - an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
Hadith - (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions
institution - a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society; "the institution of marriage"; "the institution of slavery"; "he had become an institution in the theater"

tradition

noun
1. customs, institution, ritual, folklore, lore, praxis a country steeped in tradition
2. custom, convention, habit, ritual, unwritten law, established practice She has carried on the family tradition of giving away plants.
3. style, movement, method They're marvellous pictures in the tradition of Gainsborough.

tradition

noun
1. Something immaterial, as a style or philosophy, that is passed from one generation to another:
2. A body of traditional beliefs and notions accumulated about a particular subject:
Translations
تَقْليدتَقْلِيدعُرْف، عادات
tradice
traditionoverlevering
perinne
tradicija
régi szokás
erfîavenja, arfsögnhefî, erfîavenja
伝統
전통
tradicijatradiciškai
tradīcija
tradicija
tradition
ประเพณี
gelenekinanç v.bgeçmişten bugüne aktarılan âdet
truyền thống

tradition

[trəˈdɪʃən] Ntradición f
according to traditionde acuerdo con la tradición
tradition has it thatsegún la tradición ...
in the (best) tradition ofa la mejor usanza de
it is a tradition thates tradición que ...

tradition

[trəˈdɪʃən]
n
(= custom, practice) → tradition f
(= traditional ways) → tradition f
according to tradition → selon la tradition
in the tradition of sb/sth → dans la tradition de qn/qch

tradition

nTradition f; village traditionsDorfbräuche plor -traditionen plor -brauchtum nt; it has become a tradition for the chairman to propose the first toastes ist jetzt so üblich or ist zum festen Brauch geworden, dass der Vorsitzende den ersten Toast ausbringt; according to tradition he …, tradition has it that he …es ist überliefert, dass er …; there is a tradition in the village that Queen Mary slept hereim Dorf erzählt man sich, dass Königin Mary dort übernachtet hat; in the French traditionin der französischen Tradition; in the best tradition (of …)nach bester Tradition (+gen)

tradition

[trəˈdɪʃn] ntradizione f traditions npltradizioni, usanze fpl

tradition

(trəˈdiʃən) noun
1. (the process of passing on from generation to generation) customs, beliefs, stories etc. These songs have been preserved by tradition.
2. a custom, belief, story etc that is passed on.
traˈditional adjective
traˈditionally adverb

tradition

تَقْلِيد tradice tradition Tradition παράδοση tradición perinne tradition tradicija tradizione 伝統 전통 traditie tradisjon tradycja tradição традиция tradition ประเพณี gelenek truyền thống 传统
References in classic literature ?
Freedom from the domination of the great tradition could only be found by seeking new subjects, and such freedom was really only illusionary, since romantic subjects alone are suitable for epic treatment.
Any unprejudiced person would accept the green lights to be the eyes of a great snake, such as tradition pointed to living in the well-hole.
For so much was then subject to demonstration, that the globe of the earth had great parts beyond the Atlantic, which mought be probably conceived not to be all sea: and adding thereto the tradition in Plato's Timaeus, and his Atlanticus, it mought encourage one to turn it to a prediction.
He approved of the tradition mentioned by the honourable member who spoke before, and affirmed, that the two YAHOOS said to be seen first among them, had been driven thither over the sea; that coming to land, and being forsaken by their companions, they retired to the mountains, and degenerating by degrees, became in process of time much more savage than those of their own species in the country whence these two originals came.
We may begin by transcribing one or two of the songs, which, though not as numerous then as in some later periods, show that the great tradition of English secular lyric poetry reaches back from our own time to that of the Anglo-Saxons without a break.
One needs to read this book before he visits those venerable cathedrals, with their treasures of tabooed and forgotten tradition.
The Tweed had been a wooden vessel, and he brought the tradition of quick passages with him into the iron clipper.
This had always been a principle in the Dodson family; it was one form if that sense of honor and rectitude which was a proud tradition in such families,--a tradition which has been the salt of our provincial society.
In all the rainy desert of autumnal London there were only two people whom the Newland Archers knew; and these two they had sedulously avoided, in conformity with the old New York tradition that it was not "dignified" to force one's self on the notice of one's acquaintances in foreign countries.
Our acquaintance with the whole subject is derived chiefly from tradition.
In old Norse times, the thrones of the sea-loving Danish kings were fabricated, saith tradition, of the tusks of the narwhale.
From a tradition that the weapon with which the Norwegian champion was slain, resembled a pear, or, as others say, that the trough or boat in which the soldier floated under the bridge to strike the blow, had such a shape, the country people usually begin a great market, which is held at Stamford, with an entertainment called the Pear-pie feast, which after all may be a corruption of the Spear-pie feast.