Meaning of USAGE in English

USAGE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ju:sɪdʒ ]

( usages)

1.

Usage is the way in which words are actually used in particular contexts, especially with regard to their meanings.

The word ‘undertaker’ had long been in common usage...

He was a stickler for the correct usage of English.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp

2.

A usage is a meaning that a word has or a way in which it can be used.

It’s very definitely a usage which has come over to Britain from America.

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3.

Usage is the degree to which something is used or the way in which it is used.

Parts of the motor wore out because of constant usage...

If your water usage is very small it may be worthwhile opting for a meter.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp

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