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  1. tra·di·tion
    IPA[trəˈdiSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way:

      every shade of color is fixed by tradition and governed by religious laws
      Synonym : historical convention, unwritten law, oral history, heritage, lore, folklore, old wives' tales
    • 2. a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on from one generation to another:

      Japan's unique cultural traditions
    • 3. an artistic or literary method or style established by an artist, writer, or movement, and subsequently followed by others:

      visionary works in the tradition of William Blake
      Synonym : style, movement, method
    • 4. a doctrine believed to have divine authority though not in the scriptures.

    • 5. (in Christianity) doctrine not explicit in the Bible but held to derive from the oral teaching of Jesus and the Apostles.

    • 6. (in Judaism) an ordinance of the oral law not in the Torah but held to have been given by God to Moses.

    • 7. (in Islam) a saying or act ascribed to the Prophet but not recorded in the Koran.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: tradition, plural noun: traditions

    • noun

      the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way:

      a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on from one generation to another:

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