usage: meaning and definitions

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What is usage?

What is usage?

  • The act, manner, or amount of using; use: the usage of a technical term; an instrument that measures water usage.
  • The act or manner of treating; treatment: subjected the car to rough usage.
  • A usual, habitual, or accepted practice. See Synonyms at habit.
  • The way in which words or phrases are actually used, spoken, or written in a speech community.
  • A particular expression in speech or writing: a nonce usage.

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