Keywords: mannerism, custom, tradition, typical, customarily, characteristically

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. Features or characteristics which are normal or typical for a thing of that type.
  2. The characteristic or typical behaviour patterns of a person. English = mannerism.
  3. The characteristic or typical behaviour patterns of a society or culture. English = custom, tradition.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To show the usual characteristics or features of a thing of that type. English = (be) typical.
  2. Of a person, to show a characteristic which is normal for that person, or which is a known or accepted part of their personality; to behave in a typical or normal way for that person.
  3. Of a society or culture, to do things or behave in a way which is normal for that group of people; to behave customarily.

Interactive

  1. Used alone to dismiss or explain the behaviour of someone meaning that it is no surprise to you because you know it is normal and typical. English = 'Typical!', 'That's John/Mary for you!' and so on.

As Modifier

  1. Used immediately after a verb to mean that the manner of the action is typical, characteristic or customary for that person or group of people. English = in the usual manner, customarily, characteristically, etc.