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tradition
used in Outliers

11 uses
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Definition
a long-established or previously long-established practice or belief

and/or:

one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • It was when all the rules by which the traditional economy had functioned were broken and remade.
    Chapter 2 (82% in)
  • ...important threshold regions on the IQ scale are those that differentiate with high probability between persons who, because of their level of general mental ability, can or cannot attend a regular school (about IQ 50), can or cannot master the traditional subject matter of elementary school (about IQ 75), can or cannot succeed in the academic or college preparatory curriculum through high school (about IQ 105), can or cannot graduate from an accredited four-year college with grades...
    Chapter 3 (48% in)
  • His first stop was at Mudge Rose, down on Wall Street, as traditional and stuffy as any firm of that era.
    Chapter 5 (13% in)
  • The question for the second part of Outliers is whether the traditions and attitudes we inherit from our forebears can play the same role.
    Chapter 6 (99% in)
  • Denmark and Belgium may share in a kind of broad European liberal-democratic tradition, but they have different histories, different political structures, different religious traditions, and different languages and food and architecture and literature, going back hundreds and hundreds of years.
    Chapter 7 (60% in)
  • Denmark and Belgium may share in a kind of broad European liberal-democratic tradition, but they have different histories, different political structures, different religious traditions, and different languages and food and architecture and literature, going back hundreds and hundreds of years.
    Chapter 7 (60% in)
  • Here and there are the traditional khaki-colored mud-brick huts of the Chinese peasantry.
    Chapter 8 (3% in)
  • Traditionally, farmers used "night soil" (human manure) and a combination of burned compost, river mud, bean cake, and hemp, and they had to be careful, because too much fertilizer, or the right amount applied at the wrong time, could be as bad as too little.
    Chapter 8 (9% in)
  • "Rice is life," says the anthropologist Goncalo Santos, who has studied a traditional South Chinese village.
    Chapter 8 (14% in)
  • What those five have in common, of course, is that they are all cultures shaped by the tradition of wet-rice agriculture and meaningful work.
    Chapter 8 (95% in)
  • There are kids here from seven twenty-five until seven p.m. If you take an average day, and you take out lunch and recess, our kids are spending fifty to sixty percent more time learning than the traditional public school student/' Levin was standing in the school's main hallway.
    Chapter 9 (56% in)

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