From King Dictionary of Contemporary English traditional tra‧di‧tion‧al / trəˈdɪʃ ənəl / ●●● S3 W1 AWL adjective 1 TRADITION being part of the traditions of a country or group of people traditional Italian cooking a traditional Irish folk song a traditional method of brewing beer it is traditional (for somebody) to do something It is traditional not to eat meat on Good Friday. 2 CONVENTIONAL following ideas and methods that have existed for a long time, rather than doing anything new or different SYN conventional He has a traditional view of women. I went to a very traditional school. traditional family values a traditional way of life Examples from the Corpus traditional • The dancers were wearing traditional African costume. • Having turkey is traditional at Thanksgiving. • Tom went to a very traditional boys' school. • The more traditional cross symbolised fulfilment; but fulfilment implied a span of existence transcending the grave. • A group of children will perform traditional dances. • The local people still use traditional farming methods which have been used for hundreds of years. • The restaurant offers a wide range of traditional French food. • Kumar gave the traditional Hindu greeting. • The shift of power, ironically, is a throwback to the traditional House power structure. • the traditional idea that a woman's place is in the home • traditional ideas about education • Here the opposite of traditional is not conforming. • The acrylic is not effective to use in the traditional opaque sense, it must be treated as a watercolour. • This was the traditional Prussian strategy. • Buck-passing is the traditional reaction to political failure among partisans concerned about the future of their own causes and careers. • His critics objected to the way he broke many of the traditional rules of art. • Celebrate cheese with this trio of fine-flavoured traditional soft cheeses. • Many traditional teachers still think of computers as useless toys. • In the US it is traditional to dress up in costumes on Halloween. traditional view • She raged against their ingrained fear of life and their traditional views. • In the traditional view a person perceives the world around him and acts upon it to make it known to him. • Let us begin by examining some traditional views about particular-identity. • Milton has already dispelled our traditional view of an awesome, bestial figure, in favour of one who possesses a destroyed beauty. • On the traditional view of the matter, Mrs Mountford not being a lodger must be a tenant. • He clung to the traditional view, stating that the problem was scientifically indeterminate. • The traditional view was that the interests of the company meant the interests of the shareholders. • This was the traditional view which held sway for many years.