custom


custom
custom cus‧tom [ˈkʌstəm] noun [uncountable]
when people use a particular shop or business:

• a marketing campaign to attract more custom

• Saturday is usually our busiest day and we have missed out on a great deal of custom through the closure.

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custom UK US /ˈkʌstəm/ noun
[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.

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If we don't give good service, people will take their custom elsewhere.

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lose/need/want sb's custom

See also BUSINESS(Cf. business)
[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.

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The solicitors suggested that the advice from the British Bankers' Association counted only as custom and practice and was not in fact law.

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custom UK US /ˈkʌstəm/ adjective [before noun]
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.

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The company was founded in 1921 as a builder of custom homes.

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Banks and private companies pay for custom news feeds that serve their own needs.

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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.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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