Traditional vs. Classic

Traditional vs. Classic — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Traditional and Classic

Traditionaladjective

Of, relating to, or in accord with tradition

a traditional wedding ceremony.

Classicadjective

Belonging to the highest rank or class.

Traditionaladjective

Of, relating to, or derived from tradition.

This dance is one of the traditional customs in the area.I think her traditional values are antiquated.

Classicadjective

Serving as the established model or standard

a classic example of colonial architecture.

Traditionaladjective

Communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only.

traditional expositions of the Scriptures.

Classicadjective

Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.

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Traditionaladjective

Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.

Classicadjective

Adhering or conforming to established standards and principles

a classic piece of research.

Traditionaladjective

In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.

Classicadjective

Of a well-known type; typical

a classic mistake.

Traditionaladjective

Relating to traditional Chinese.

The traditional form of the character has twice as many strokes as the simplified form.

Classicadjective

Of or characteristic of the literature, art, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome; classical.

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Traditionalnoun

A person with traditional beliefs.

Classicadjective

Formal, refined, and restrained in style.

Traditionaladjective

consisting of or derived from tradition;

traditional historytraditional morality

Classicadjective

Simple and harmonious; elegant

the classic cut of a suit.the classic lines of a clipper ship.

Traditionaladjective

pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines;

the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished

Classicadjective

Having historical or literary associations

classic battlefields of the Civil War.

Classicnoun

An artist, author, or work generally considered to be of the highest rank or excellence, especially one of enduring significance.

Classicnoun

A work recognized as definitive in its field.

Classicnoun

A literary work of ancient Greece or Rome.

Classicnoun

classics The languages and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Used with the.

Classicnoun

One that is of the highest rank or class

The car was a classic of automotive design.

Classicnoun

A typical or traditional example.

Classicnoun

(Informal) A superior or unusual example of its kind

The reason he gave for being late was a classic.

Classicnoun

A traditional event, especially a major sporting event that is held annually

a golf classic.

Classicadjective

Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.

Classicadjective

Exemplary of a particular style; defining a class/category.

Classicadjective

Exhibiting timeless quality.

Classicadjective

Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.

Classicadjective

(euphemistic) Traditional; original.

Users who dislike the new visual layout can return to classic mode.

Classicnoun

A perfect and/or early example of a particular style.

Classicnoun

An artistic work of lasting worth, such as a film or song.

Classicnoun

The author of such a work.

Classicnoun

A major, long-standing sporting event

Classicnoun

(dated) One learned in the literature of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome; a student of classical literature.

Classicnoun

a creation of the highest excellence

Classicnoun

an artist who has created classic works

Classicadjective

characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions

Classicadjective

adhering to established standards and principles;

a classic proof