• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Traditive Transmitted or transmissible from father to son, or from age, by oral communication; traditional. "Suppose we on things traditive divide."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love
    • traditive Of or pertaining to or based on tradition; traditional.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac
    • adj Traditive traditional
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years.”
  • Arthur Hugh Clough
    Arthur Hugh Clough
    “Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.”
  • Paul Tsongas
    Paul Tsongas
    “Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.”
  • Gerald F. Lieberman
    Gerald F. Lieberman
    “Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty.”
  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “In America nothing dies easier than tradition.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tradere, traditum, to transmit, give up: cf. F. traditif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—trans, over, dăre, to give.


In literature:

It was a tradition in the family that its men should be scholars and its women beauties, occasionally frail.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Tradition says there were twelve stairs, but that Moses surmounted them all in one step.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
This arithmetic habit had its origin, doubtless, in the traditional concept of knowledge as power.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
Critical study of ancient traditions is still dangerous, even in parliamentary Nippon.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
Camp-meetings, an institution of this church, and which were first commenced in Georgia, are a tradition there now.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
The oldest traditions of the Hopi tell of this speaker chief and his important utterances.
"The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi" by Hattie Greene Lockett
The traditions with respect to Memnon serve very closely to connect Egypt and Ethiopia with the country at the head of the Persian Gulf.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
It combined classical story and Scripture tradition.
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan
These are Traditional (i.e., Primitive), Interim, and Ultimate.
"The Psychology of Management" by L. M. Gilbreth
Other traditions show him in a less favorable light.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
At the age of twenty-nine he was a man absolutely without tradition.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
According to one of their own traditions Eridu, originally a seaport, was their racial cradle.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
They profess ignorance of any tradition of the water having stood higher.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
How the tradition of this Papal prohibition originated.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
The antagonism between them had continued too long, and there was traditional hatred on both sides.
"The Christ Of Paul" by George Reber
Let us follow this historical incarnation of religious tradition into its most material form.
"Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
As we have seen, this tradition lays especial weight on the achievements of Sesostris in Ethiopia, in the Red Sea, and in Arabia.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
Euripides, according to the popular tradition, was lacerated in the forest by the avenging dogs of Archelaos.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
He was only guided by the tradition that he must go south.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Moreover, the traditions in Joshua viii.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

Where lies Mozart? Tradition shows
A likely spot: so much, no more:
No words of his own time disclose
When crossed He to the Further Shore,
Though later ages, roused to shame,
On tardy tomb have carved his name.
"Mozart’s Grave" by Alfred Austin
This is the spot:—'tis here Tradition says
That hopeless Love from this high towering rock
Leaps headlong to Oblivion or to Death.
Oh 'tis a giddy height! my dizzy head
Swims at the precipice—'tis death to fall!
"Sappho - A Monodrama" by Robert Southey
If we had drums and trumpets, if we had
Aught of heroic pitch or accent glad
To honor you as bids tradition old,
With banners flung or draped in mournful fold,
And pacing cortege; these would we not bring
For your last journeying.
"The Spring In Ireland: 1916" by James Stephens
And the world, grown old in sinning, shall deny her first beginning,
And think scorn of words which whisper how that all must pass away;
Time's arrest and intermission shall account a vain tradition,
And a dream, the reckoning day!
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow
Well! I've heard of transformations; heard of fellers sort of changin'
In the face of sudden danger or some great emergency;
Heard the like in song and story and in bush traditions hoary,
But I nearly dropped me bundle as I looked at Dad McGee.
"An Old Master" by C J Dennis
But in that historic country, with its store of ancient legend,
When they sit to talk at even, and grey geards begin to wag,
Then among traditions hoary they will count the wondrous story
Of that wild Australian savage known to man as Got-a-Fag.
"'Got-a-Fag'" by C J Dennis

In news:

My younger kids started their traditional summer swimming lessons this week.
There is magic in buying traditional cookies, cakes and pastries for holidays.
Imagine the treat for your senses, when you bite into our taste bud pleasing melt-in-your-mouth Traditional Baking Powder Biscuits.
I ran across this recipe as I was searching for something traditional for "National Biscuit Month".
Learn how Spanish culture, traditions and history influenced his work.
Traditionally, Swedish meatballs are served with gravy, not red sauce.
Maybe its because we know that, traditionally speaking, good teams know how to win the close ones.
As the annual tradition of the youth baseball season nears conclusion, a reflection of what it takes to make this annual tradition such a success is in order.
The Appalachian Ballet Company in their 41st season will present the annual holiday tradition – The Nutcracker.
NEW YORK — Delighted, shrieking children were barely able to contain themselves Thursday as Barbie rolled past and enormous Shrek and Snoopy balloons floated overhead in the traditional Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The music impresario whose 'American Bandstand' put rock music in the mainstream was also known to millions as a New Year's Eve tradition.
For many generations, the passing of Dick Clark, who died of a massive heart attack on Wednesday morning, represents the end of an annual New Year's Eve tradition.
The music impresario whose 'American Bandstand ' put rock music in the mainstream was also known to millions as a New Year's Eve tradition.
Traditional banking industry 's image has been battered during the financial crisis and the deliberations over the Dodd-Frank Act.
The site is traditionally believed to be the location of Christ's baptism , and is one of the most important destinations for Christian pilgrims.

In science:

Its relation to the traditional quantum gravity is not studied in this paper, which is an independent work that will be done in the near future.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Maybe this new formulation of quantum gravity is equivalent to the traditional formulation, maybe they are not equivalent.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
The main goal that we hope to formulate this new quantum gauge theory of gravity is not to deny traditional quantum gravity, but to prove the renormalizability of quantum gravity, for the renormalizability of quantum gravity is easy to be proved in this new formulation.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
It is known that the mathematical formulation of traditional quantum gravity is quite different from that of the new quantum gauge theory of gravity which is formulated in this paper, but it does not mean that they are essentially different in physics.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
If some people can prove that the traditional quantum gravity is equivalent to this new renormalizable quantum gauge theory of gravity, then the renormalizability of the traditional quantum gravity will automatically hold.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
The relation between traditional quantum gravity and gravitational gauge theory of gravity is under studying now.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
In this chapter, we will find that some puzzles which can not be explained in traditional theory can be explained by this new quantum gauge theory of gravity.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
The relationship between this new quantum theory of gravity and traditional canonical quantum gravity or superstring theory is not study now, and I hope that this work will be done in the near future.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Because the new quantum theory of gravity is logically independent of traditional quantum gravity, we need not discuss traditional quantum gravity first.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Anyone who is familiar with traditional non-Abel gauge field theory can understand the whole paper.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
In other words, readers who never study anything on traditional quantum gravity can understand this new quantum theory of gravity.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
It is know that, in the traditional quantum gauge theory of gravity, Lorentz group is localized.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
This kind of interactions does not belong to traditional Newton-Einstein gravity.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
In the traditional gravitational gauge theory, gravitational field is represented by space-time metric tensor.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
In other words, in the traditional gravitational gauge theory, quantum gravity is formulated in curved space-time.
Gauge Theory of Gravity