Meaning of USAGE in English

USAGE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

actual

There is an evaluation of the Flesch Index, but mainly the analyses stress actual word usage rather than sentence construction perse.

Furthermore, to determine the date of actual usage , allowance must be made for seasoning of the timber.

current

There are at least five main classifications of the global system in current usage and they are all state-centred.

Do not be taken in by current usage .

But current usage tends to be more precise, perhaps influenced by the philosophical meaning.

normal

In this way, one can use a narrative text which would otherwise be too wordy for normal choral usage .

ordinary

However, this argument depends too much on the conventions governing ordinary usage .

Notoriously these words have crept into ordinary usage from medieval philosophical Latin.

In order to participate in ordinary language usage , one must be able to make such calculations, both in production and interpretation.

popular

The popular use of hierarchical is of a system which is synonymous with the popular usage of bureaucratic.

Present day popular usage is not so precise.

wide

They make ideal dwarf plants for a wide range of usages including rockeries and containers.

Despite leaps in technology and wide usage , fax transmissions are not yet widely encrypted.

■ NOUN

language

The equivalent changes in language usage have not kept pace with contemporary demand.

Such language usage is, however, clearly described only from animals especially taught in laboratories.

In order to participate in ordinary language usage , one must be able to make such calculations, both in production and interpretation.

rate

An important variable in buyer behaviour is usage rate .

Taking usage rate as a variable essentially means segmenting on the basis of volume purchased.

The centre has had a very promising first year with good uptake and usage rates .

■ VERB

increase

The proposed changes had one key aim - to increase usage - so, for example, that threshold was to go.

Both are more efficient ways for subscribers to download and upload more and larger files, thus increasing network usage .

The financial results came despite investments for start-up businesses and to handle increased telephone usage .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Gas usage fell by almost 14 percent.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Best of all, Dialplus usage is charged on time only, not the volume of data transmitted.

He expects widespread usage of computer technology to be commonplace before that time.

Promote the efficient usage of all forms of energy to reduce consumption.

That, in turn, amplifies credit card usage figures.

The Host Connection Services offer two pricing options-a fixed monthly fee and unlimited usage-or usage based pricing.

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