nontraditional

adjective non·tra·di·tion·al \ ˌnän-trə-ˈdish-nəl , -ˈdi-shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of nontraditional

: not following or conforming to tradition : not adhering to past practices or conventions : not traditional
  • a nontraditional family
  • nontraditional students
  • nontraditional menu items
  • Many use nontraditional teaching techniques, and they deliberately draw their students from beyond traditional neighborhood boundaries …
  • —Thomas Toch

nontraditionally

adverb
    • … to learn how to build and sell cars nontraditionally
    • —Michael Schrage

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First Known Use of nontraditional

1915



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