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customaryadjective

 us   /ˈkʌs·təˌmer·i/
  • customary adjective (TRADITIONAL)

reflecting or ​showing a way of ​behaving or a ​belief that has been ​established for a ​longtime among a ​group of ​people: We ​thoughttipping wasn't customary in Japan.
  • customary adjective (USUAL)

usual: She’s not her customary ​cheerfulself today. The ​studentssat in ​their customary ​classroomseats.
(Definition of customary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “customary”
in Arabic مَألوف…
in Korean 일반적인, 관습적인…
in Portuguese habitual, costumeiro, usual…
in Catalan habitual, normal…
in Japanese 習慣的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寻常的, 惯常的…
in Turkish alışılmış, âdet olan, beklenen…
in Russian обычный, привычный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 尋常的, 慣常的…
in Italian consueto…
in Polish zwyczajowy, tradycyjny…
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