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Noun: usage  yoo-sij
  1. The act of using
    "he warned against the usage of narcotic drugs";
    - use, utilization, utilisation [Brit], employment, exercise
  2. Accepted or habitual practice
    - custom, usance [archaic]
  3. The customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
    "English usage"; "a usage borrowed from French"
  4. The amount or manner in which something is used or consumed
    - consumption, expenditure

Derived forms: usages

Type of: activity, language, linguistic communication, pattern, practice, survival

Encyclopedia: Usage