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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.]
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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
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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)]
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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"
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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.
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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:
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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 ...
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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
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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)
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tradition

[trəˈdɪʃn] ntradizione f traditions npltradizioni, usanze fpl
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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
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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
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References in periodicals archive ?
Yadgar, Y 2010, Secularism and religion in Jewish-Israeli politics: traditionists and modernity, Routledge, London.
As has been pointed out by Professor Walid Khalidi in his 1996 address at the Jerusalem Conference of the American Committee on Jerusalem, "The Prophet's isra to and miraj from Jerusalem became the source of inspiration of a vast body of devotional Muslim literature, as successive generations of Traditionists, Koranic commentators, theologians, and mystics added their glosses and embellishments.
160/776) and His Position among the Traditionists of Basra.
On many occasions the textual-contextualists havedifferences with the historical contextualists as they have differences with traditionists.
19), without any comment, which states that "It must have been a very elaborate card-index of traditions and traditionists that al-Sakhawi kept, with such excellent cross-references that he was obviously able at very short notice to compile a new treatise on the subject..."]; this displays a less than full understanding of the Hadith scholarship of pre-modern Muslim scholars, who did not need index cards to produce their works, as they lived with their source material, internalized these texts, and transmitted and received Hadith texts and commentaries as if they were living, breathing, pulsating texts, which could be quoted from memory whenever needed.
The following is a part of his speech which has been widely narrated by the Sunni traditionists:
Thomas Yarnall provides a long account of this debate, naming its two sides based on their characterization of engaged Buddhism: those who see it as modern he calls "modernists," and those who see it as traditional "traditionists." As we will see, Yarnall stands firmly on the "traditionist" side; I will argue in the next section that Santideva's work provides significant support for the "modernists."
How could the Muslim traditionists have introduced this type of reading to the Qur'an, a scripture that, as earlier noted, never mentions a single word about the Christian idea of the Second Advent?
Yaacov Yagdar, a Bar Ilan University lecturer, meanwhile attempts to move beyond the religious/secular binary that dominates thinking about Israel society in Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics: Traditionists and Modernity (Routledge, September), in which he focuses on the third of Israeli Jews who identify themselves as "masorti" or traditional.
(26) He also wrote, "What further need is there to discuss these details, when we have just set forth the necessity of tradition, the truthfulness, loftiness, and religious zeal of traditionists?" (27) Halevi meant that the overall body of commandments was complete and is not to be revised by addition or subtraction, not that every conceivable detail of application was also included in them.
When he set to and whacked away at the enemy, the tacticians, the traditionists, the canonites, all cursed him: 'God damn him!
He preferred the Traditionists, but did not fully accept their ideas either.