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adjective [usually before noun] traditional pronunciation in British English /trəˈdɪʃ(ə)nəl/
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  1. 1
    relating to or based on very old customs, beliefs, or stories
    All the dancers and musicians wore traditional costumes.
    traditional Mediterranean cooking
  2. 2
    typical of the things that people have usually done
    Many women have abandoned their traditional role as wife and mother.
    Our house was built in a traditional style.
    The new curriculum includes subjects that are less traditional.

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