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orthodox

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adjective or·tho·dox \ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäks\

Simple Definition of orthodox

  • : accepted as true or correct by most people : supporting or believing what most people think is true

  • : accepting and closely following the traditional beliefs and customs of a religion

  • Orthodox : of or relating to the Orthodox Church

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of orthodox

  1. 1 a :  conforming to established doctrine especially in religion b :  conventional

  2. 2 capitalized :  of, relating to, or constituting any of various conservative religious or political groups: as a :  eastern orthodox b :  of or relating to Orthodox Judaism

orthodoxly

adverb

Examples of orthodox in a sentence

  1. He took an orthodox approach to the problem.

  2. She believes in the benefits of both orthodox medicine and alternative medicine.

  3. He is a very orthodox Muslim.

  4. I attend an Eastern Orthodox church.

  5. My grandmother is Russian Orthodox.



Did You Know?

An orthodox religious belief or interpretation is one handed down by a church's founders or leaders. When capitalized, as in Orthodox Judaism, Orthodox refers to a branch within a larger religious organization that claims to honor the religion's original or traditional beliefs. The steadfast holding of established beliefs that is seen in religious orthodoxy is apparent also in other kinds of orthodox behavior. Orthodox medical treatment, for example, follows the established practices of mainstream medicine. Unorthodox thinking is known in business language as "thinking outside the box".

Origin and Etymology of orthodox

Middle English orthodoxe, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French orthodoxe, from Late Latin orthodoxus, from Late Greek orthodoxos, from Greek orth- + doxa opinion — more at doxology


First Known Use: 15th century

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orthodox

noun or·tho·dox

Definition of orthodox

plural

orthodox

also

orthodoxes

  1. 1 :  one that is orthodox

  2. 2 capitalized :  a member of an Eastern Orthodox church



1587

First Known Use of orthodox

1587

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ORTHODOX Defined for Kids

orthodox

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adjective or·tho·dox \ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäks\

Definition of orthodox for Students

  1. 1 :  approved as measuring up to some standard :  conventional <orthodox medicine>

  2. 2 :  closely following the established beliefs of a religion





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