Part of speech: noun

Knowledge transmitted without writing, from generation to generation.

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Usage examples "tradition":

  1. This is what tradition says on both sides. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
  2. But there is another tradition stranger still. - "A Life of St. John for the Young", George Ludington Weed.
  3. It is only by tradition that roots become empty. - "Lectures on The Science of Language", Max Müller.