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English definition of “custom”

custom

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˈkʌstəm/
PRODUCTION specially designed for a particular person or purpose: custom-designed/made/built Getting parts for custom-built cars can take six months to a year. The company was founded in 1921 as a builder of custom homes. Banks and private companies pay for custom news feeds that serve their own needs. The music industry is being turned upside down by our ability to go to a website and download MP3 music tracks or get custom CDs made.
(Definition of custom adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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