Traditional vs Local - What's the difference?

traditional | local |


As adjectives the difference between traditional and local

is that traditional is of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the scriptures while local is from or in a nearby location.

As a noun local is

a person who lives nearby.

traditional

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • I think her traditional values are antiquated .
  • Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Antonyms

    * nontraditional, non-traditional * untraditional

    Derived terms

    * traditionally

    local

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • From or in a nearby location.
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  • (computing, of a variable or identifier) Having limited scope (either lexical or dynamic); only being accessible within a certain portion of a program.
  • (mathematics, not comparable, of a condition or state) Applying to each point in a space rather than the space as a whole.
  • (medicine) Of or pertaining to a restricted part of an organism.
  • Descended from an indigenous population.
  • Synonyms

    * (medicine) topical

    Antonyms

    * global

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who lives nearby.
  • It's easy to tell the locals from the tourists.
  • A branch of a nationwide organization such as a trade union.
  • I'm in the TWU, too. Local 6.
  • (rail transport) A train that stops at all, or almost all, stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.
  • The expresses skipped my station, so I had to take a local .
  • (British) One's nearest or regularly frequented public house or bar.
  • I got barred from my local , so I've started going all the way into town for a drink.
  • (programming) A locally scoped identifier.
  • Functional programming languages usually don't allow changing the immediate value of locals once they've been initialized, unless they're explicitly marked as being mutable.
  • (US, slang, journalism) An item of news relating to the place where the newspaper is published.
  • Synonyms

    * (rail transport) stopper

    Antonyms

    * (rail transport) fast, express

    Derived terms

    * localism * locally