Meaning of “customary” in the English Dictionary

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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)


She’s not her customary cheerful self today.
The students sat in their customary classroom seats.

(Definition of “customary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)