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usage

us·age

usage

 
 
pronunciation:
yu sihj
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the way or amount of using or treating something, or the acts of using something viewed collectively.
Electricity usage has increased this month.His little car has had a lot of rough usage.
synonyms:
use
similar words:
care, handling, operation, treatment
definition 2: the customary or accepted way of doing something, esp. with respect to writing and speaking.
In American usage, the word "mad" usually means "angry."
similar words:
convention, custom, diction, etiquette, idiom, parlance, phraseology, practice, style, tradition
definition 3: an instance of using something.
Your usage of that word in this sentence is incorrect, and it makes your meaning unclear.
synonyms:
application, employment, use, utilization
similar words:
exercise, practice
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