Meaning of TRADITION in English

TRADITION

[noun] - a belief, principle or way of acting which people in a particular society or group have continued to follow for a long time, or all of these in a particular group or society considered as a wholeFireworks have long been an American tradition on the Fourth of July. [C]Switzerland has a long tradition of neutrality. [C]The villagers still follow the old/ancient tradition of women and children sitting on one side of the church and men on the other. [C]"My great-great-grandmother began brewing in 1795 and there has been a family tradition of brewing ever since," he said. [C]I think children should learn about religious traditions other than their own. [C]There's a tradition in our office that when it's somebody's birthday, they bring in a cake for us all to share. [C + that clause]It was breaking (with) (= ending) a 600-year-old tradition when the university started taking women students. [C]There is a great tradition of dance (= a lot of dances have been created and performed) in St Petersburg. [C]His paintings are in the tradition of (= have features similar to) those of Bacon and Spencer. [C]Her poetry is deeply rooted in Irish tradition. [U]According to tradition, a headless ghost walks through the corridors of the house at night. [U]The Dinka people of north Africa are cattle-farmers by tradition. [U]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.