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customary

adjective  us   /ˈkʌs·təˌmer·i/

customary adjective (TRADITIONAL)

reflecting or showing a way of behaving or a belief that has been established for a long time among a group of people: We thought tipping wasn't customary in Japan.

customary adjective (USUAL)

usual: She’s not her customary cheerful self today. The students sat in their customary classroom seats.
Translations of “customary”
in Korean 일반적인, 관습적인…
in Arabic مَألوف…
in Portuguese habitual, costumeiro, usual…
in Catalan habitual, normal…
in Japanese 習慣的な…
in Italian consueto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 尋常的, 慣常的…
in Russian обычный, привычный…
in Turkish alışılmış, âdet olan, beklenen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寻常的, 惯常的…
in Polish zwyczajowy, tradycyjny…
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