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usual adj
1 occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime" [ant: unusual]
2 commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting" [syn: common]

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  • /ˈjuːʒuəl/,
  • Hyphenation: u·su·al


  1. That which most commonly occurs.


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that which most commonly occurs



  1. usual
poco usual
  1. uncommon

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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