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"custom" in American English

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customnoun

 us   /ˈkʌs·təm/
  • custom noun (TRADITION)

[C/U] a way of behaving or a belief that has been established for a long time among a group of people: [C] It was a time-honored custom of the club that blue chairs were reserved for senior members only. [C] She’s studying the language and customs of the Hopi Indians.
  • custom noun (USUAL ACTIVITY)

[C] something you usually do: He left the house at nine exactly, as was his custom.

customadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈkʌs·təm/
made for a particular person to buy: custom drapes/woodworking
customize
verb [T]  us   /ˈkʌs·təˌmɑɪz/
We will customize existing software to meet our clientsneeds.
(Definition of custom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"custom" in British English

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customnoun

uk   /ˈkʌs.təm/  us   /ˈkʌs.təm/
  • custom noun (USUAL WAY)

B1 [C or U] a way of behaving or a belief that has been established for a long time: a local/ancient custom [+ to infinitive] In my country, it's the custom (for women) to get married in white.
[S] something you usually do: He left the house at nine exactly, as is his custom.

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custom-prefix

uk   /kʌs.təm-/  us   /kʌs.təm-/
(Definition of custom from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"custom" in Business English

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customnoun

uk   us   /ˈkʌstəm/
[U] mainly UK COMMERCE the support given to a business, especially a store, by the people who buy things or services from it: Most of our custom comes from tourists. If we don't give good service, people will take their custom elsewhere. lose/need/want sb's custom
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[C or U] a way of behaving or doing something which has existed for a long time and is considered as the usual way: There is a custom that banks buy at the top of the market and sell at the bottom. The solicitors suggested that the advice from the British Bankers' Association counted only as custom and practice and was not in fact law.

customadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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