(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. customary, accustomed, habitual, ordinary, wonted, normal, regular, everyday; traditional. See habit, conformity.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Ordinary]
Syn. general, frequent, normal; see common 1 , natural 2 , typical .
2. [Habitual]
Syn. wonted, accustomed, customary, routine, normal, conventional; see also conventional 1 .
See Synonym Study at normal . Syn.- usual applies to that which past experience has shown to be the normal, common, hence expected thing [ the usual results, price, answer, etc. ] ; customary refers to that which accords with the usual practices of some individual or with the prevailing customs of some group [ his customary mid-morning coffee, it is customary to tip a waiter ] ; habitual implies a fixed practice as the result of habit [ her habitual tardiness ] ; wonted is a somewhat literary equivalent for customary or habitual [ according to their wonted manner ] ; accustomed is equivalent to customary but suggests less strongly a settled custom [ he sat in his accustomed place ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
ordinary, customary, common, everyday, conventional, normal, standard, regular, habitual, routine, accustomed, traditional, stock, run-of-the-mill, average, typical.
ANT.: unusual, uncommon, abnormal, irregular
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Commonly encountered: average, common, commonplace, general, normal, ordinary, typical. See SURPRISE. 2. Commonly practiced or used: accustomed, customary, habitual, regular, wonted. See USUAL. II noun A regular or customary matter, condition, or course of events: commonplace, norm, ordinary, rule. See USUAL.

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