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1. Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed: the usual summer heat.
2. Regularly or customarily used: ended the speech with the usual expressions of thanks.
3. In conformity with regular practice or procedure: Come at the usual time.
as usual
As commonly or habitually happens: As usual, I slept late that Saturday morning.

[Middle English, from Old French usuel, from Late Latin ūsuālis, from Latin ūsus, use, from past participle of ūtī, to use.]

u′su·al·ly adv.
u′su·al·ness n.
Synonyms: usual, accustomed, customary, habitual, inveterate
These adjectives apply to what is expected or familiar because it occurs frequently or recurs regularly: took my usual route to work; resolved the difficulty with her accustomed resourcefulness; observes the customary distinction between "lend" and "borrow"; didn't finish the project because of his habitual laziness; your inveterate fondness for puns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.usualness - commonness by virtue of not being unusualusualness - commonness by virtue of not being unusual
commonplaceness, everydayness, commonness - ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
familiarity - usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
unusualness - uncommonness by virtue of being unusual


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