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TRADITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tradition mean? 

TRADITION (noun)
  The noun TRADITION has 2 senses:

1. an inherited pattern of thought or action
2. a specific practice of long standing

  Familiarity information: TRADITION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRADITION (noun)


Sense 1tradition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inherited pattern of thought or action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("tradition" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)


Sense 2tradition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A specific practice of long standing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

custom; tradition

Hypernyms ("tradition" is a kind of...):

practice (knowledge of how something is usually done)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tradition"):

habit; wont (an established custom)

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)


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