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traditional

adjective
     
tra‧di‧tion‧al S3 W1
1 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 following ideas and methods that have existed for a long time, rather than doing anything new or different [= conventional]:
He has a traditional view of women.
I went to a very traditional school.
traditional family values
a traditional way of life
traditionally adverb:
More women are entering traditionally male jobs.
The color black is traditionally associated with mourning.

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