I am trying to convey the idea that something is done in a customised way but all I found was customarily (link to Merriam-Webster definition) which stems from customary so it's not what I need. Is there such a word?

It should fit in a sentence like this one:

The items that I ____ manufactured are safely stored.

I know customised implies the creation of the object but I only do the manufacturing part, while the customisation is done by somebody else. I know the sentence can be reordered but I would like to know if there is an adverb I can use.

  • The items that have been customized are safely stored. – user121863 Jan 21 '19 at 20:50
  • @user240918 that was my approach initially but I feel like I have to reinforce the fact that they have been manufactured, hence the verb being 'manufactured' and needing adverb for customised – WormholeToNowhere Jan 21 '19 at 20:52
  • Customized implies that a product is made or changed according to the buyer's or user's needs. So “manufactured” is probably just redundant. – user121863 Jan 21 '19 at 20:57
  • @user240918 I agree but I need to reinforce that it was me who manufactured them. I probably should make the example more closely resembling my case, thought a generalised but similar example would suffice – WormholeToNowhere Jan 21 '19 at 21:03
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    So, if I understand correctly: you manufactured them, and then someone else customized them, and then they got stored somewhere (by an unspecified entity)? If the customizing was not part of the manufacturing, then applying an adverb that means "customized" to "manufactured" as in your example sentence is inappropriate. – Hellion Jan 21 '19 at 21:28

Your best option is probably specially

2a : for a special purpose dresses made specially for the occasion

2b : in particular : SPECIFICALLY made specially for you


The items that have been specially manufactured are safely stored.

or more succinctly

Your specially-manufactured items are safely stored.

You have to be careful, because people can misuse "specially" when they mean "especially", which has a different meaning.

Another option is individually. The adjective individual has a sense

1b. Intended for one person

If two words are OK, you could go with to specification or its abbreviation "to spec". The noun specification has the sense

2a: a detailed precise presentation of something or of a plan or proposal for something

With this one you could specify whose specification(s):

The items have been manufactured to your specifications, and are safely stored.

(All quotations from Merriam-Webster).

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  • I feel like this is a decent enough alternative since it seems I've nothing else, so I will go with it. Thanks for the time and effor put in reading and answering the post. – WormholeToNowhere Jan 23 '19 at 1:37

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